Ceropegia floribundior Bruyns

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Ceropegia floribundior

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In plot next to Chimanimani Hotel, Melsetter.

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Synonyms: Brachystelma floribundum Schltr.
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Status: Native
Low-growing perennial herb growing from a tuber. Stem short, annual, short, simple or sparsely branched, with coarse hairs. Leaves linear, up to 75 × 10 mm, finely hairy. Flowers in axillary clusters, up to 12 mostly opening in succession. Corolla bell-shaped, dark purple with long narrow lobes widening near the base, covered in fine hairs. Outer corona cup-shaped with 5 incised lobes. Inner lobes longer than the gymnostegium.
Derivation of specific name: floribundum: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, rocky outcrops and occasionally in grassland or mopane woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Known from Tanzania, Zambia (Nyika) and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S?
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. as Brachystelma duplicatum

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 185 - 186. (Includes a picture).

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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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 floribundior.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146190, retrieved 28 May 2024

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