Raphionacme monteiroae (Oliv.) N.E. Br.

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Raphionacme monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path towards bottom of Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Raphionacme monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path towards bottom of Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

Raphionacme monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Raphionacme monteiroae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Chlorocyathus monteiroae Oliv.
Raphionacme loandae Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber, growing from a cylindric-ovoid tuber, up to 30 cm long. Stems, 1-few, up to 8 m long, interpetiolar ridges sometimes with black glands. Leaves opposite, ovate-elliptic to obovate, up to 4.5 × 3 cm, somewhat fleshy, dark green and pubescent above, pale green and pubescent below; petiole 1-10 mm long, sometimes with black glands. Flowers in terminal and upper axillary inflorescences. Corolla light green to bright green, lobes ovate, 6-12 mm long, sup-spreading; margins folded back. Corona fleshy, hairless or minutely papillose; lobes fused to the corolla lobes like small pockets, 3-segmented; central segment 2-3 mm long, filiform, white; lateral segments obtriangular, c. 1 mm long, pinkish or purplish. Fruit in horizontally spreading, paired follicles, very narrowly ovoid, 70-110 mm long, tapering.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: monteiroae: after Mrs Rose Monteiro, wife of Portuguese naturalist Joachim Monteiro, who collected plants in Angola and Mozambique.
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland and scrub.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 800 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 8 June 2016
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 26 - 27. as Raphionacme monteiroae (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 270. As Raphionacme monteiroae

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(3) Pages 31 - 32.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 66. As Raphionacme monteiroae

Venter, H.J.T. (2008). Taxonomy of Chlorocyathus (Apocynaceae: Periplocoideae) South African Journal of Botany 74 Pages 290 - 291. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Raphionacme monteiroae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145380, retrieved 5 December 2021

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