Ceropegia stenantha K. Schum.

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Ceropegia stenantha

Chipongwe Cave; Jan 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia stenantha

Chipongwe Cave; Jan 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia stenantha

Mazabuka, Matobo Farm; Feb 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia stenantha

Picture: Douglas Laing

Ceropegia stenantha

Thicket; cultivated Lilayi
The fleshy roots emerge from a short rhizome
May 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Ceropegia infausta N.E. Br.
Ceropegia mazoensis S. Moore
Ceropegia quarrei De Wild.
Ceropegia stenantha K. Schum. var. parvifolia N.E. Br.
Ceropegia tenuissima S. Moore
Riocreuxia longiflora K. Schum.
Common names:
Status: Native
Climbing and twining perennial herb to 2 m. Leaves simple; petiole short, up to 4 mm long; lamina linear to linear-elliptic, glabrous or minutely ciliate on the margin; base cuneate. Flowers borne in umbels. Corolla 20-30 mm long; pale greenish-yellow to creamy white; tube inflated in lower half; lobes linear, with conspicuous basal auricles. Corona of 5 shallow pouches.
Type location:
South Sudan
Derivation of specific name: stenantha slender-flowered
Habitat: Among trees on stony hillsides or sandy flats. also in thicket undergrowth
Altitude range: Up to 1650 m
Flowering time:Jan-Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 23 February 2016

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Namibia Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 64.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 142 - 145. (Includes a picture).

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.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ceropegia stenantha.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146520, retrieved 22 May 2024

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