Ceropegia distincta N.E. Br.

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Ceropegia distincta

5 km west of Kafue town; Nov 1999.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia distincta

5 km west of Kafue town; Nov 1999.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia distincta

5 km west of Kafue town; Nov 1975.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Status: Native
Twining semi-succulent stems to 2.5 m. arising from fibrous or fleshy roots. Corolla cream with purple speckles, with a slightly swollen base, the tube curved upward at a 90 degree angle; expanded towards the mouth where the lobes are united forming a small united column.
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Notes: This taxon was known as forma pubescens. It is not quite clear if this will be separated into a new status or whether it will be sunk under Ceropegia lugardiae, from which it is distinguished the more pubescent flowers and the lack of the more elaborate "lantern-like" union of the corolla lobes.
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Habitat: In thorn thicket on eroded clay soil.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Content last updated: Wednesday 13 August 2014

Dyer, R.A. (1983). Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in Southern Africa. Balkema

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia distincta
African Plant Database: Ceropegia distincta
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia distincta
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia distincta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia distincta
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ceropegia distincta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146340, retrieved 26 January 2022

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