Ceropegia punctifera Bruyns

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Synonyms: Brachystelma punctatum Boele
Common names:
Status: Native
Low growing perennial with branched stems growing form a tuber. Leaves obovate. Flowers in pairs. Corolla wheel-shaped with lobes up to 15 mm. Two colour forms are recorded: yellow-green or maroon with yellow dots. Outer corona with 5 incised lobes; inner lobes reduced to small protuberances, dark brown.
Derivation of specific name: punctatum: marked with dots or translucent glands
Habitat: In Julbernardia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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 31. Protologue as Brachystelma punctatum (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 punctatum

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 184 - 185. (Includes a picture).

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

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 punctatum

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

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 punctifera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146260, retrieved 9 December 2023

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