Ceropegia nilotica Kotschy

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (18)

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chesa Forest land.

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chesa Forest land.

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chesa Forest land.

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chesa Forest land.

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chesa Forest land.

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pumba Safari Lodge, Gokwe.

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pumba Safari Lodge, Gokwe.

Ceropegia nilotica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pumba Safari Lodge, Gokwe.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Ceropegia boussingaultiflora Dinter
Ceropegia constricta N.E. Br.
Ceropegia grandis E.A. Bruce
Ceropegia mozambicensis Schltr.
Ceropegia nilotica Kotschy var. nilotica
Ceropegia plicata E.A. Bruce
Common names: Nile ceropegia (English) White-banded ceropegia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial twining herb with annual sparsely branched stems, up to 2 m long, growing from a cluster of fusiform succulent roots. Milky sap present. Leaves opposite, broadly ovate-lanceolate, up to c. 8 × 6 cm, somewhat fleshy, hairless; petiole c. 1 cm. Flowers in 1-several-flowered axillary inflorescences. Corolla 3.5-5 cm long; tube slightly curved, swollen at the base with a constriction in the middle of the swollen part, pale coloured with a purplish tinge, heavily marked dark purple on the widening upper third towards the lobes, connecting at the tips to form a "cage", dark purple and hairy on the inside with yellow spots near the base. Corona with outer lobes forming 5 pockets with entire margins; inner lobes linear, more or less recurved.
Notes: A variable species. The shape of the tube is characteristic and the markings are fairy constant although the tips of the corolla lobes vary from green to black. The length of the corolla lobes can vary from 7 to 25 mm which will considerably affect the shape of the "cage" as can be seen in the various images above.
Derivation of specific name: nilotica: from the valley of the Nile
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1235 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa extending to KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 20 February 2016
Literature:

Bolnick, D. (2007). A Guide to the Common Wild Flowers of Zambia and Neighbouring Regions Revised Edition. WECS, Lusaka, Zambia

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 89 - 90.

Dyer, R.A. (1983). Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in Southern Africa. Balkema

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 93, plate 127

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 25.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 197.


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Ceropegia nilotica:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Ceropegia nilotica
Flora of Caprivi: Ceropegia nilotica
Flora of Mozambique: Ceropegia nilotica
Flora of Zambia: Ceropegia nilotica

External websites:

African Plant Database: Ceropegia nilotica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ceropegia nilotica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia nilotica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceropegia nilotica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceropegia nilotica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ceropegia nilotica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia nilotica
Ispot Southern Africa : Ceropegia nilotica
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia nilotica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia nilotica
Tropicos: Ceropegia nilotica
West African Plants database: Ceropegia nilotica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ceropegia nilotica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146420, retrieved 28 July 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use