6874.000 Ceropegia L.

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 Unpublished list.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.

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

Zimbabwe: 26 taxa.

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

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica Decne.N,C,EDescription, Image
achtenii De Wild. subsp. achtenii N
claviloba Werderm.E
crassifolia Schltr. var. crassifolia N,W,C
euryachme Schltr.N,W,C,E
linearis E. Mey. subsp. debilis (N.E. Br.) H. HuberC
linearis E. Mey. subsp. linearis N,C
linearis E. Mey. subsp. woodii (Schltr.) H. HuberN,W,C,EDescription, Image
lugardiae N.E. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
meyeri Decne.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
meyeri-johannis Engl. var. verdickii (De Wild.) Werderm.N,C,E
multiflora Baker subsp. tentacula (N.E. Br.) H. HuberN,W,C,EDescription, Image
nilotica KotschyN,W,E,SDescription, Image
pachystelma Schltr.W
paricyma N.E. Br.E
purpurascens K. Schum.N,W,EDescription, Image
pygmaea Schinz var. pumila (N.E. Br.) H. HuberN,W,C,E,S
racemosa N.E. Br.N,C,EDescription, Image
racemosa N.E. Br. subsp. secamonoides (S. Moore) H. HuberN
rendallii N.E. Br.W,E
sankuruensis Schltr.C,E
sobolifera N.E. Br.N,CDescription, Image
sp. no. 1 [NrEnd?]EDescription, Image
stenantha K. Schum.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
verruculosa (R.A. Dyer) D.V. FieldW,E,S
volubilis N.E. Br.N,W,C

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: cultivated 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: Genus page: Ceropegia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1153, retrieved 21 August 2017

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