Riocreuxia polyantha Schltr.

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Riocreuxia polyantha

Lusaka SE, grown from seed Lusaka West; Feb 2011.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Riocreuxia polyantha

Lusaka SE, grown from seed Lusaka West; Dec 1998.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Riocreuxia polyantha

Picture: Douglas Laing
Lya, Luanshya.

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Synonyms: Ceropegia burchellii (K. Schum.) Huber subsp. profusa (N.E.Br.) Huber
Riocreuxia profusa N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
Robust climber. Flowers prolific, in branching cymes; corolla tube white, lobes orange.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: polyantha: many-flowered
Habitat: Dambo termite mounds
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Mc,Lk
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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 Ceropegia burchellii subsp. profusa, Riocreuxia burchellii and R. profusa

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 73. as Riocreuxia profusa (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 22. as Riocreuxia profusa

Masinde, P.S. (2005). A revision of the African genus Riocreuxia Decne. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Kew Bulletin 60(3) Pages 412 - 415. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Riocreuxia polyantha., retrieved 16 April 2021

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