Ceropegia abyssinica Decne.

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Ceropegia abyssinica

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Luanshya, Muliashi.

Ceropegia abyssinica

Picture: Douglas Laing

Ceropegia abyssinica

In grassland;
Lusaka SE 13km; Jan 2002.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Ceropegia abyssinica Decne var. abyssinica
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Status: Native
Erect usually unbranched herb to 35 cm tall. Leaves simple; petiole 0-5 mm long; lamina variable in shape from linear to obovate, pubescent; base cuneate to rounded. Flowers borne in umbels. Corolla 14-20 mm long; the inflated base indistinct, whitish to pale green; tube narrowing gradually upwards; lobes linear, white or greyish outside, black to brown above and within. Corona shallowly cupular with 5 shallow pouches.
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Notes: Zimbabwean records of Ceropegia abyssinica have been named var. abyssinica. The variety of the Zambian plants is not known but we have provisionally also placed them under var. abyssinica.
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: Open woodland
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,Lk
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Content last updated: Wednesday 13 August 2014

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 Ceropegia abyssinica var. abyssinica

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ceropegia abyssinica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146300, retrieved 21 September 2020

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