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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to South Sudan and E. Tanzania.

[FWTA]

Polygonaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Habit
A "Rumex-like" plant, weakly erect or scandent, to 3 ft. high
Flowers
Flowers green
Fruits
Fruits with red or purple barbed setae.

[FTEA]

Polygonaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Habit
A perennial, rather weak, branched, climbing herb, nearly glabrous throughout.
Stem
Stems greenish-brown.
Ocrea
Ocreae brown, papery, obliquely truncate, 4–6 (–8) mm. long.
Leaves
Leaves sagittate, the lower ones broadly ovate-triangular, up to 9.3 × 5 cm., acutely acuminate, the upper more lanceolate, sometimes narrowly so, up to 15 × 3.3 cm.; glabrous above, paler green and shortly and sparsely setose on the midrib and veins below.
Petiole
Petioles slender, variable in length, sometimes considerably exceeding the lamina.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence slender, branched, racemose, axillary and terminal; the flowers borne singly or in pairs, erect-spreading at first, later pendant.
Bracts
Bracts 1.5–2 mm. long, membranous, truncate, 0.5–2 cm. apart.
Pedicel
Pedicels filiform, 2–3 mm. long.
Tepal
Tepals 5, yellowish, unequal, connate towards the base, 2.5–3.5 × 2–2.5 mm., obovate, terminally rounded, later ± appressed to the fruit.
Stamens
Anthers orange, ± rounded; filaments filiform, 1 mm. long.
Ovary
Ovary ovoid-ellipsoid, trigonous.
Fruits
Ripe fruit 6–8 × 4 mm., light orange-brown, shining, with two rows of purple setae up to 2 mm. long down the angles, each seta terminating in 2–4 reflexed, stellate barbs of unequal length, not exceeding 0.4 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 1/4–6, p. 2.
Habitat
Among undergrowth and shrubs in or at the edge of upland rain-forest; 1350–2400 m.
Distribution
K4 T6 U2 U3

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Harpagocarpus snowdenii Hutch. & Dandy appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 27, 2008 Katende [2257], Uganda K000449608
Nov 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [10431], Cameroon Fagopyrum snowdenii K000198128
Dec 1, 2000 Munyenyembe, P. [710], Cameroon Fagopyrum snowdenii K000746952
Nov 1, 2000 Etuge, M. [3442], Cameroon Fagopyrum snowdenii K000746957
Nov 1, 2000 Zapfack, L. [1062], Cameroon Fagopyrum snowdenii K000746955
Nov 1, 2000 Buzgo, M. [590], Cameroon Fagopyrum snowdenii K000746951
May 1, 1999 Etuge, M. [2259], Cameroon Fagopyrum snowdenii K000746956
May 1, 1999 Zapfack, L. [759], Cameroon Fagopyrum snowdenii K000746953
Snowden, J.D. [946], Uganda Fagopyrum snowdenii K000662627 Unknown type material
Snowden, J.D. [s.n.], Uganda Fagopyrum snowdenii K000662628 Unknown type material
Snowden, J.D. [946], Uganda Fagopyrum snowdenii K001290415 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1926: 364 (1926)

Accepted by

  • Graham, R.A. (1958). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Polygonaceae: 1-40.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Kew Bull. 1926: 363, with fig.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 140 (1954).
  • Robyns, Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 423 (1948).
  • Hutch. & Dandy in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1926: 363 (1926).

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