Ceropegia zambesiaca Masinde & Meve

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Ceropegia zambesiaca

Lusaka SE 13km; Apr 1990.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia zambesiaca

Lusaka SE 13km; Dec 1999.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Ceropegia zambesiaca

Lusaka, Chite Road; Feb 1972.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native & cultivated
Root system fibrous. Stems semi-succulent, annual or perennial, twining. The straight corolla tube distinguishes this from similar species (C. distincta group).
Type location:
Notes: Cultivated in Hamburg ex seed from Lusaka.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Thicket undergrowth
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from areas round Lusaka, Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Wednesday 13 August 2014

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 110 - 111. (Includes a picture).

Masinde, P.S., Meve, U. (2002). Ceropegia zambesiaca (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae - Ceropegieae), a new species from Zambia. Kew Bulletin 57

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ceropegia zambesiaca.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214220, retrieved 28 November 2023

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