6874.000 Ceropegia L.

Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P. (2017) A revised, phylogenetically-based concept of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae) South African Journal of Botany 112 399-436

Dyer, R.A. (1980) Asclepiadaceae: Brachystelma, Ceropegia and Riocreuxia Flora of Southern Africa 27(4) 1 - 88

Goyder, D.J. (2007) Zimbabwean Asclepiadaceae. Unpublished list.

Description of the genus

Perennial herbs, mostly climbing or scrambling, sometimes erect, with tubers or fleshy or fibrous roots. Leaves opposite, simple, sometimes succulent. Flowers in umbel-like clusters, racemes or 1-several at the nodes. Sepals 5. Corolla tubular, usually with an inflated base; lobes free or connate into a cage or umbrella-like structure. Corona 2-seriate. Follicles fusiform. Seeds narrowly winged with an apical tuft of hairs.

Comment: For this genus we follow the concepts of Meve. More recent phylogenetic evidence has led to the forming of a very broad concept of the genus Ceropegia including the genus Brachystelma and all known genera within the Stapeliae (Bruyns, P.V., Klak, C. & Hanáček, P., 2017). We will await a broader form of acceptance of this new concept before changing the taxonomy in our database.

Worldwide: 160 species in Arabia, Africa, Madagascar and Australia

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Insects associated with this genus:
Danaus chrysippus (African monarch) Food plant
Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii

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SpeciesContent
linearis E. Mey. subsp. woodii (Schltr.) H. HuberDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Ceropegia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ceropegia
Flora of Caprivi: Ceropegia
Flora of Malawi: Ceropegia
Flora of Mozambique: Ceropegia
Flora of Zambia: Ceropegia
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Ceropegia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ceropegia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceropegia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceropegia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ceropegia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ceropegia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1153, retrieved 20 November 2017

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