Ceropegia neofurcata Bruyns

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Synonyms: Brachystelma furcatum Boele
Brachystelma sp. no. 2 J.F. Derbyshire
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Perennial, growing from a tuber, with a short annual stem. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic. Flowers axillary, solitary. Corolla deeply incised; lobes linear with tips inflexed to form a cage, white hairs near the base, yellowish on the lower parts, dark purple above. Outer corona 5-lobed, puberulous; inner lobes linear.
Derivation of specific name: furcatum: furcate, forked
Habitat: In mopane woodland on very saline soil.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known only from the type collection (MRHS 33070, SRGH, 24-12-59) at the Matopos Research Station, Longsdale
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Boele, C. (1994). Three new species of Brachystelma Sims (Asclepiadaceae) fromZimbabwe Excelsa 16 Pages 29 - 32. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 186.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 132.

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 neofurcata
African Plant Database: Ceropegia neofurcata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia neofurcata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ceropegia neofurcata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146210, retrieved 29 November 2023

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