Ceropegia breviflora (Schltr.) Bruyns

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Ceropegia breviflora

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nr middle lake, Connemara, Nyanga

Ceropegia breviflora

Photo: Michelle Harvey-Hyde
Nr middle lake, Connemara, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Brachystelma pygmaeum (Schltr.) N.E. Br.
Brachystelma pygmaeum (Schltr.) N.E. Br. var. breviflorum (Schltr.) N.E. Br.
Dichaelia breviflora Schltr.
Dichaelia pygmaea Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Low-growing perennial herb with spreading annual stems 40-80 cm, growing from a tuber. Leaves narrowly to broadly ovate, thinly hairy below. Flowers 1-3 in the upper leaf axils. Corolla with a shallow tube, the slender perianth lobes fusing at the tips to form a cage over the column, variable in colour but mostly pale yellow. Corona much reduced and appearing as an extension to the gymnostegium.
Derivation of specific name: pygmaeum: pygmy
Habitat: Among rocks in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1700 - 2500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 2 March 2007

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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ceropegia breviflora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146270, retrieved 2 December 2022

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