Riocreuxia polyantha Schltr.

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Riocreuxia polyantha

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Far and Wide, Nyanga

Riocreuxia polyantha

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Far and Wide, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Ceropegia burchellii (K. Schum.) Huber subsp. profusa (N.E.Br.) Huber
Ceropegia burchellii (K. Schum.) H. Huber
Riocreuxia burchellii K. Schum.
Riocreuxia flanaganii Schltr. subsp. segregata R.A. Dyer
Riocreuxia profusa N.E. Br.
Common names:
Status: Native
Strong climber or liane. Stems with clear latex. Leaves opposite, heart-shaped. Flowers in many-flowered branched heads. Corolla with a white tube and yellow to pale orange slender lobes, united at the apices, forming a cage.
Derivation of specific name: polyantha: many-flowered
Habitat: At margins of montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 January 2010

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20. as Ceropegia burchellii subsp. profusa, Riocreuxia burchellii and R. profusa

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 73. as Riocreuxia profusa (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 86 - 88. (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. as Riocreuxia profusa

Masinde, P.S. (2005). A revision of the African genus Riocreuxia Decne. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Kew Bulletin 60(3) Pages 412 - 415. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Riocreuxia polyantha
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Riocreuxia polyantha
African Plant Database: Riocreuxia polyantha
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Riocreuxia polyantha
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Wikipedia: Riocreuxia polyantha

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: Riocreuxia polyantha., retrieved 18 June 2024

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