Ceropegia papillata N.E.Br.

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Ceropegia papillata

Picture: Douglas Laing

Ceropegia papillata

Lusaka, Chifwema Road; Jan 1996.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia papillata

Lusaka SE 13km; Nov 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia papillata

Thicket; cultivated Lilayi
The thin pods split along a the edge to release the narrow seeds, each with a tuft of hair to aid dispersion
Jul 2012
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ceropegia papillata

Thicket; cultivated Lilayi
The tubers are roundish to discoid in shape usually with a projection from the centre where the annual stems emerge
Oct 2015
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Ceropegia stolzii Schltr.
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Status: Native
Twining herb to 1 m. Leaves simple, sometimes ±3-lobed; petiole 1-3 cm; lamina ovate, pubescent; base cordate. Flowers borne in umbels. Corolla 16-25 mm long; the inflated base white; tube pale brown; lobes linear from a triangular base with blackish-green margins in the upper half and whitish with a green central line in the lower half, hairy. Corona cupular, the inner lobes papillose.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: papillata: bearing papillae.
Habitat: In open grassy areas in miombo woodland and along forest margins, occasionally on rock outcrops or on termite mounds.
Altitude range: 950 - 1850 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C,Lk
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Content last updated: Saturday 29 August 2020

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 104 - 105. (Includes a picture).

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

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 135 - 139. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 47.

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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 papillata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214180, retrieved 4 March 2024

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