6747.000 Raphionacme Harv.



Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020) Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2)

Venter, H.J.T. (2009) A Taxonomic revision of Raphionacme (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 75(2) 292-350

Description of the genus

Geophytic suffrutescent herbs or sometimes climbers; latex white; root tuber turnip-shaped to cylindric; underground stems perennial; aerial stems annual, twining, erect or procumbent. Leaves simple, opposite, blades sometimes leathery. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, few- to many-flowered. Corolla tube campanulate to cylindric, inner face fluted; lobes ovate. Follicles paired or single. Seeds ovate with a ring of hairs.

Comment: Raphionacme brownii Scott-Elliot is NOT considered to be a Zimbabwean species.

Worldwide: 36 species in Africa with one in Arabia.

Zimbabwe: 14 taxa.

Raphionacme procumbens

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chimanimania Venter & R.L. Verh.[End][VU]EDescription
dyeri Retief & VenterSDescription, Image
grandiflora (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.N,WDescription, Image
lanceolata SchinzN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
longifolia (K. Schum.) N.E. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
madiensis S. MooreN,EDescription, Image
monteiroae (Oliv.) N.E. Br.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
palustris Venter & R.L. Verh.CDescription
procumbens Schltr.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
pulchella Venter & R.L. Verh.[NrEnd]N,EDescription
splendens Schltr. subsp. splendens N,W,EDescription, Image
utilis N.E. Br. & StapfNDescription, Image
velutina Schltr.W,C,SDescription, Image
welwitschii Schltr. & RendleEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Raphionacme:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Raphionacme
Flora of Caprivi: Raphionacme
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Raphionacme
Flora of Malawi: Raphionacme
Flora of Mozambique: Raphionacme
Flora of Zambia: Raphionacme

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Raphionacme
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Raphionacme
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Raphionacme
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Raphionacme
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Raphionacme
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Raphionacme
JSTOR Plant Science: Raphionacme
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Raphionacme
Plants of the World Online: Raphionacme
Tropicos: Raphionacme
Wikipedia: Raphionacme

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Raphionacme.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1129, retrieved 4 December 2023

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