To my big surprise, I fail to find any
photos or even a drawings. Please
Efirstname.lastname@example.org, if you have photos of this
Same goes for
Raphionacme inconspicua,Jacob Huber, 1955 and Raphionacme
sylvicola, E. Retief & H.J.T. Venter, 2000.
E. Retief & H.J.T. Venter,
Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia|
Medium - Maximum|
This member of the
was given this name by Elizabeth Retief and Hendrik Johannes Tjaart Venter in
1983. It is found in Ethiopia, Kenya and the Somali Republic, growing in a well drained
limestone soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
five centimetres in diameter, seven long, the entire plant
to ten centimetres in height. The flowers are whitish and purple.
The genera name from Greek
rhaphis; 'beet-root' and akme; 'sharpness' possibly
referring to the taste of the roots - haven't tried yet. The species
name for its northern appearance.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.