Raphionacme flanaganii Schltr.

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Status: Native
A perennial climber with one to few stems growing from a spindle-shaped tuber, up to 30 cm diameter. Stems up to at least 2 m long, finely velvety. Leaves more or less narrowly obovate or ovate, finely velvety or hairless above, finely velvety beneath; petiole 1–15 mm long. Inflorescences sub-terminal, 7–30-flowered, finely velvety; peduncles 5–25 mm long; pedicels 2–6 mm long. Sepals ovate, 2–4 mm long, finely velvety, outside. Corolla green, finely velvety outside, hairless inside; tube campanulate, 2–3 mm long; lobes reflexed, oblong-ovate to ovate, 5–7 mm long, yellow-green with reddish to purple triangular spot at base. Corona lobes tri-partite, white; central segment 4–10 mm long, filiform with dilated base, apex tortuose, papillose; lateral segments 2–3 mm long. Follicles paired, seldom solitary, cylindrical-ovoid, 5–10 cm long, pendulous, puberulous.
Derivation of specific name: flanaganii: after Henry Flanagan (1861-1919), South African farmer and plant collector who left his private botanical garden and herbarium to the South African state in his will.
Habitat: In Acacia savanna, dry forest or along forested streambanks on clay or sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(3) Pages 34 - 36.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Raphionacme flanaganii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Raphionacme flanaganii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Raphionacme flanaganii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Raphionacme flanaganii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Raphionacme flanaganii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Raphionacme flanaganii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Raphionacme flanaganii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=233610, retrieved 28 May 2022

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