Arthur Allman Bullock, 1962
Central African Republic, Guinea,
Medium - Maximum
Hutch. & Dalziel, 1931.
Raphionacme caerulea, E.A.Bruce, 1935.
This member of the
was given this name by Arthur Allman Bullock in 1962. It is found in Central
African Republic, Guinea and
Sierra Leone, growing on pure granite or in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 50 or even 90 centimetres in height. The flowers are blue - well; bluish.
The genera name means 'five angled thorn'. The species name caerulea referring
to the blue flowers which are unique in the genus.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.