Ceropegia sp. no. 1

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Ceropegia sp. no. 1

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Muhohwa Falls and Raphia Pool, The Corner, Chimanimani

Ceropegia sp. no. 1

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Muhohwa Falls and Raphia Pool, The Corner, Chimanimani

Ceropegia sp. no. 1

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Muhohwa Falls and Raphia Pool, The Corner, Chimanimani

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Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native
Description:
Slender perennial climbing herb, recorded from grassland and heathland in the Chimanimani Mts, both on the Zimbabwe and Mozambique sides. Leaves filiform, up to c. 3 cm. Flowers very dark purple, lighter maroon to whitish near the inflated base of the corolla tube. Corolla lobes hairy, fused at the apices to form a "cage".
Notes: This appears to be is a distinct but undescribed species, known from the following records: Ballings & Wursten PB143 (BR); February 1 2006; between Muhohwa Falls and Raphia Pool, The Corner, altitude c 1200m; a single plant twining among some tall grasses. (the specimen in the photographs) There are 2 more specimens of this species at the National Herbarium in Harare (SRGH): R.D. Kelly 94; April 5 1969; ca 1 mile NE of the Mountain Hut, on the slopes of Turret Towers, above Bundi River; altitude: 5500 ft; a single plant climbing over heath-like vegetation. R.K. Grosvenor 395; April 12 1967; near St. George's Cave between the saddle and Poacher's Cave; c 5000 ft; in grassland.
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Habitat: In grassland and heathland, among rocks.
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Worldwide distribution: Apparently restricted to quartzitic areas in the Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Near Endemic?
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Images last updated: Thursday 19 July 2007
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 80. As Ceropegia chimanimaniensis

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 48.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88. As Ceropegia sp. nov. near C. linearis


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
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JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Plants of the World Online: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
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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: Ceropegia sp. no. 1.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168190, retrieved 13 May 2021

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