Riocreuxia picta Schltr.

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Riocreuxia picta

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Riocreuxia picta

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Ceropegia picta (Schltr.) H. Huber
Common names:
Status: Doubtful
Twining perennial. Leaves heart-shaped up to 15 cm long; petiole up to 5 cm long. Flowers green inside, outside greenish-white with longitudinal purple-brown veining on the swollen part of the corolla tube; constricted upper part of the tube and lobes often solid purple-brown; corolla lobes linear-lanceolate with long acuminate tips connected to form a cage.
Notes: This species has been provisionally included on the basis of its appearance in the Zimbabwe list of Asclepiadoideae (David Goyder, pers. comm., 2007). As yet no records and or specimens from Zimbabwe are known to us.
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Habitat: In forest and along forest margins.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eswatini and South Africa. Doubtful in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 February 2010

Dyer, R.A. (1983). Ceropegia, Brachystelma and Riocreuxia in Southern Africa. Balkema Pages 227 - 229. (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 22.

Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State; inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 238.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Riocreuxia picta
African Plant Database: Riocreuxia picta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Riocreuxia picta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Riocreuxia picta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Riocreuxia picta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Riocreuxia picta
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JSTOR Plant Science: Riocreuxia picta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Riocreuxia picta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Riocreuxia picta
Plants of the World Online: Riocreuxia picta
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Wikipedia: Riocreuxia picta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Riocreuxia picta., retrieved 23 January 2021

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