Ceropegia brevipedicellata (Turrill) Bruyns

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Ceropegia brevipedicellata

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Ceropegia brevipedicellata

Photo: Martin Heigan

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Synonyms: Brachystelma brevipedicellatum Turrill
Brachystelma dinteri Schltr.
Brachystelma ringens E.A. Bruce
Ceropegia dinteriana Bruyns
Common names:
Status: Native
Dwarf perennial with an erect, simple or sparsely branched annual stem, growing from a tuber. Leaves spreading erect, rather variable, mostly lanceolate to elliptic, up to 50 × 8 mm, finely hairy. Flowers on short pedicels in axillary 9-12-flowered clusters. Corolla c. 10 mm in diameter wheel-shaped with a shallow tube; lobes ovate-triangular, light green with dense brown blotches, densely puberulous outside, hairless inside. Outer corona cup-shaped with squarish, 2-toothed lobes overtopping the staminal column; inner lobes linear. The flowers have a foetid smell. Fruits cylindric.
Notes: See C. daverichardsii for comparison.
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Habitat: On sandy soils in Brachystegia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Namibia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 25 July 2009

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 171.

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 20.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia brevipedicellata
African Plant Database: Ceropegia brevipedicellata
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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 brevipedicellata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146170, retrieved 22 April 2024

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