Ceropegia lugardiae N.E. Br.
subsp. zimbabweensis M.G. Gilbert

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Ceropegia lugardiae subsp. zimbabweensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
5 km west of Kafue town, Kasuswa River

Ceropegia lugardiae subsp. zimbabweensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
5 km west of Kafue town, Kasuswa River

Ceropegia lugardiae subsp. zimbabweensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
5 km west of Kafue town, Kasuswa River

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Synonyms: Ceropegia distincta N.E. Br. forma pubescens H. Huber
Common names:
Status: Native
Twining semi-succulent stems to 2.5 m. arising from fibrous or fleshy roots. Corolla cream with purple speckles, with a slightly swollen base, the tube curved upward at a 90 degree angle; expanded towards the mouth where the lobes are united forming a small united column.
Notes: It is distinguished from subsp. lugardiae by the more pubescent flowers and the lack of the more elaborate "lantern-like" union of the corolla lobes.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Granite outcrops, along roadsides and in shady places in Brachystegia woodland on kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Dyer, R.A. (1983). Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in Southern Africa. Balkema

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 106 - 109. (Includes a picture).

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia lugardiae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia lugardiae
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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 lugardiae subsp. zimbabweensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146340, retrieved 4 December 2022

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