Ceropegia hirtella (Weim.) Bruyns

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Synonyms: Brachystelma hirtellum Weim.
Brachystelma pilosum R.A. Dyer
Dichaelia hirtella (Weim.) Bullock
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial with an annual stem up to 30 cm, growing from a tuber. Leaves strongly folded, obovate to oblong, densely pilose. Flowers 1-2 in the leaf axils. Corolla 16-18 mm long without a tube, lobes united into a cage. Outer corona incised into erect linear lobes; inner lobes as long or slightly longer than the gymnostegium.
Derivation of specific name: hirtellum: finely and minutely hairy
Habitat: Wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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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) Pages 165 - 166.

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 hirtella
African Plant Database: Ceropegia hirtella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia hirtella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia hirtella
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia hirtella
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Wikipedia: Ceropegia hirtella

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 hirtella.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146230, retrieved 9 December 2023

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