Ceropegia plocamoides (Oliv.) Bruyns

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Ceropegia plocamoides

Picture: Douglas Laing
Lusaka NE, Hummels' farm

Ceropegia plocamoides

Lusaka SE; cultivated from seed from Chisamba, Wardy Farm; Dec 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Brachystelma linearifolium Turrill
Brachystelma mortonii Walker
Brachystelma parviflorum Morton
Brachystelma plocamoides Oliv.
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Status: Native
Herb c. 15 cm tall; glabrous, stem branched near the base; stems, pedicels and flowers uniform brown. Leaves linear. Flowers borne singly in leaf axils, initially separating along their sides while remaining joined at their tips, finally separating completely and opening out.
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Habitat: Open woodland on compacted bare soil.
Altitude range: Up to 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
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Content last updated: Wednesday 13 August 2014

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20. As Brachystelma plocamoides

Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (2018). An account of Ceropegia sect. Chamaesiphon (Apocynaceae) in Moçambique with new records and two new species Phytotaxa 364(2) Pages 127 - 128. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 178 - 179.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 20. As Brachystelma plocamoides

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ceropegia plocamoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146250, retrieved 29 September 2023

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