African Plant Database

Rhaphiostylis beninensis (Hook. f. ex Planch.) Planch. ex Benth.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 259 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Rhaphiostylis
Basionym : Apodytes beninensis Hook. f. ex Planch.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Apodytes beninensis Hook. f. ex Planch. (1848)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Rhaphiostylis zenkeri Engl. (1909)
=Rhaphiostylis latifolia Pierre (1897)
=Rhaphiostylis scandens Engl. (1909)
=Rhaphiostylis jollyana Pierre (1897)
=Ptychopetalum cuspidatum R.E. Fr. (1914)
=Rhaphiostylis stuhlmannii Engl. (1893)
=Rhaphiostylis heudelotii Planch. ex Miers
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Evergreen glabrous ± straggling shrub or liane 10-15 m tall, rarely a tree 5-8 m; bark smooth, dark grey; young branchlets reddish-brown, becoming grey; leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate; flowers white, fragrant, numerous in ± axillary fascicles[…]
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Ecology : Rain-forest with Diospyros abyssinica, Garcinia buchananii, Uvariopsis congoensis, Turraea floribunda, Manilkara etc.; rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea, forest edge; evergreen bushland and thicket, semi-deciduous thicket,[…]
  Very variable in size and shape of leaves (5-15 x 2-8 cm) and in number of flowers per inflorescence.
  In Kenya: collected once in Shimba Hills (K7).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:264 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 383 (2006).
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