Raphionacme chimanimania Venter & R.L. Verh.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Small erect herb up to 10 cm high, growing from a tuber. Leaves opposite, sessile, linear-lanceolate, 7-9 cm long, hairy and glandular above. Inflorescences lax, terminal and axillary. Corolla tube campanulate, 3-4 mm long, hairy outside; lobes ovate to obovate, 10-12 mm long, spreading, hairy outside, magenta to whitish. Corona with 7-10 mm long, filiform, hairless. Fruit in erect, paired follicles, very narrowly ellipsoid, c. 45 mm long.
Notes: This species was previously believed to occur in Northern South Africa too but that is now considered a different species called R. villicorona.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniana: of the Chimanimani Mts.
Habitat: Occurring in rocky montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 2000 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Chimanimani Mts, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 171.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 45.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Raphionacme chimanimania
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Raphionacme chimanimania
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Raphionacme chimanimania
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Raphionacme chimanimania
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JSTOR Plant Science: Raphionacme chimanimania
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Raphionacme chimanimania
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Raphionacme chimanimania
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Wikipedia: Raphionacme chimanimania

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: Species information: Raphionacme chimanimania.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164580, retrieved 30 March 2023

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