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Ceropegia tentacula N.E. Br.
Description: Perennial twining herb with 1-2 annual stems, up to 0.5-3 m long, growing from a slightly flattened or concave tuberous rootstock. Milky sap present. Leaves opposite, variable, often on the same plant from linear-oblong to ovate-lanceolate, 1-7 cm long, fleshy, mostly hairless; base tapering into a petiole up to 8 mm; margin often wavy. Flowers in 1-many-flowered sessile axillary clusters. Corolla tube, c. 2 cm long, slightly curved, slender with a subglobose swelling at the base, pale purplish, greenish in the upper third; lobes lanceolate, 5-7 mm long, tapering into a long thread-like tip; lobes often spreading, sometimes with hair-like tips inflexed and connected, pale yellowish-green. Fruit in 2 follicles, fusiform, up to 16 cm long.
Notes: Note: plants with the corolla lobes spreading or forming a "cage" were formerly recognized as different subspecies but are now generally considered as just forms of the same species.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, North-West, Freestate and Gauteng, South Africa
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Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 25. Comments
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Other sources of information about Ceropegia multiflora subsp. tentacula: Our websites: Flora of Botswana
Ceropegia multiflora subsp. tentacula External websites: African Plant Database
Ceropegia multiflora Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Ceropegia multiflora EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Ceropegia multiflora ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Ceropegia multiflora Flora Zambesiaca
Ceropegia multiflora Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Ceropegia multiflora IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Ceropegia multiflora Ispot Southern Africa
Ceropegia multiflora JSTOR Plant Science
Ceropegia multiflora Kew Herbarium catalogue
Ceropegia multiflora Tropicos
Ceropegia multiflora West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ceropegia multiflora subsp. tentacula.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146410, retrieved 29 May 2016
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