Ceropegia woodii Schltr.

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Ceropegia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
32, Ridge Rd, Avondale, Harare

Ceropegia woodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
32, Ridge Rd, Avondale, Harare

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Synonyms: Ceropegia barbertonensis N.E. Br.
Ceropegia euryacme Schltr.
Ceropegia hastata N.E. Br.
Ceropegia leptocarpa Schltr.
Ceropegia linearis E. Mey. subsp. woodii (Schltr.) H. Huber
Ceropegia schoenlandii N.E. Br.
Common names: Necklace vine (English) Rosary vine (English) String of hearts (English)
Status: Native
Succulent herb. Rootstock a small tuber. Stems prostrate, climbing or pendulous. Leaves with cordate base, whitish-variegated along veins above or uniform green. Cymes 1-few-flowered. Corolla glabrous outside, with basal inflated part shorter than the tubular upper part; expanded above into a trumpet or funnel-shaped mouth; lobes blackish with purplish hairs. Follicles terete, linear.
Notes: The images shown (from Ridge Rd, Harare) are of a cultivated plant.
Derivation of specific name: linearis: linear
Habitat: In mixed deciduous and miombo woodland, in sandy soils over rock and often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 550 - 1100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 May 2008

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 155 - 156. (Includes a picture).

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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Flora of Mozambique: Ceropegia woodii
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ceropegia woodii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia woodii
African Plant Database: Ceropegia woodii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia woodii
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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 woodii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146380, retrieved 14 April 2024

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