Ceropegia chlorantha (Schltr.) Bruyns

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Ceropegia chlorantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

Ceropegia chlorantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

Ceropegia chlorantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR, Harare

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Synonyms: Brachystelma chloranthum (Schltr.) Peckover
Tenaris chlorantha Schltr.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Slender perennial herb, growing from a large cup-shaped tuber. Leaves linear, opposite. Flowers in few-flowered clusters; corolla lobes linear, greenish-yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Brachystegia spiciformis woodland, often in shallow soils over granite rock.
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S?
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag Page 25.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 7.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 159 - 161. (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 19.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia chlorantha
African Plant Database: Ceropegia chlorantha
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia chlorantha
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia chlorantha
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia chlorantha
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia chlorantha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia chlorantha
Plants of the World Online: Ceropegia chlorantha
Tropicos: Ceropegia chlorantha
Wikipedia: Ceropegia chlorantha

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ceropegia chlorantha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147090, retrieved 5 December 2023

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