Ceropegia speciosa H. Huber

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Ceropegia speciosa

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merrett

Ceropegia speciosa

Mutinondo Wilderness Area
Mar 2013
Photo: Lari Merrett

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Status: Native
Twining herb. Stems with milky latex, up to 2 m long. Leaves opposite, lanceolate with a long pointed apex; petioles slender. Inflorescences axillary, 1-2-flowered. Flowers pendant, recurved, greenish-cream with purple lines. Corolla tube inflated; lobes green with purple tips and hairs.
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Habitat: In Riverine forest and occasionally in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
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Content last updated: Friday 16 September 2016

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 116.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia speciosa
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia speciosa
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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 speciosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220050, retrieved 30 September 2023

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