Ceropegia lancasteri Boele

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Synonyms: Brachystelma lancasteri Boele
Common names:
Frequency: Rare and local
Status: Native
Low growing perennial, growing from a tuber. Leaves elliptic to slightly obovate. Flowers 3-5 in axillary clusters. Corolla wheel-shaped but with a shallow tube c. 4 mm deep; lobes linear, dark purple. Outer corona with deeply divided and incised lobes, longer than the gymnostegium; inner lobes linear.
Derivation of specific name: lancasteri: named after Alan Percy-Lancaster (1944-1995), Honorary Vice-President of the Aloe Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe and regular contributor to its EXCELSA publications.
Habitat: In open grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe. It appears to be confined to a very small area in the vicinity of Bulawayo.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

Boele, C. (1994). Three new species of Brachystelma Sims (Asclepiadaceae) fromZimbabwe Excelsa 16 Page 30. Protologue as Brachystelma lancasteri (Includes a picture).

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

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 177.

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

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. as Brachystelma lancasteri

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia lancasteri
African Plant Database: Ceropegia lancasteri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia lancasteri
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia lancasteri
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ceropegia lancasteri
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iNaturalist: Ceropegia lancasteri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia lancasteri
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia lancasteri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia lancasteri
Plants of the World Online: Ceropegia lancasteri
Tropicos: Ceropegia lancasteri
Wikipedia: Ceropegia lancasteri

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 lancasteri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146240, retrieved 27 February 2024

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