Ceropegia barberae (Hook. f.) Bruyns

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Synonyms: Brachystelma barberae Hook.f.
Dichaelia barberae (Hook. f.) Bullock
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Frequency: Uncommon
Status: Native
Dwarf perennial with 1 to several annual stems, growing from a tuber. Leaves up to 100 × 25 mm, oblong, finely hairy. Flowers subterminal, up to 25, in opposite, sessile umbels. Corolla 20-40 mm long, lobes united into a cage, dark crimson on the inside, greenish yellow outside. Corona campanulate with 5 narrow slits in the rim; inner lobes linear. The flowers are foul smelling. Fruits ellipsoid.
Derivation of specific name: barberiae: named after Mary Elizabeth Barber, 1818-1899, plant collector in South Africa.
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland and open grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 12. As Ceropegia barberiae

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 181.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 19. as Brachystelma barberae

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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ceropegia barberae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146140, retrieved 28 May 2024

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