Friedrich R.R. Schlechter, 1895
Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central
African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory
Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda,
Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaďre, Zimbabwe
Purple / White
sensu Mapaure & Timberlake.
Raphionacme jurensis, N.E. Br.
macrostemon, K. Schum.
Brachystelma bingeri, A. Chev.
= Raphionacme bingeri, J. P. Lebrun & A. L. Stork,
= Raphionacme splendens subs. bingeri, Hendrik
Johannes Tjaart Venter, 2009.
This member of the
Asclepiadaceae family was given this name by Friedrich
Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1895. It is found
Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu,
Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali,
Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda,
Zambia, Zaďre and Zimbabwe. It is growing in a well drained soil with
quite some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow to
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant up to 20 or even 50 centimetres in
flowers are purple and white.
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 referring to the
splendid bright colour of the flower.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.