Ceropegia chimanimaniensis M.G. Gilbert

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Ceropegia chimanimaniensis

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

Ceropegia chimanimaniensis

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

Ceropegia chimanimaniensis

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

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Common names:
Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native
Slender perennial climbing herb. 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".
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and heathland, among rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Apparently restricted to quartzitic areas in the Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Thursday 19 July 2007

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

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 121. Protologue

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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Flora of Mozambique: Ceropegia chimanimaniensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia chimanimaniensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia chimanimaniensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia chimanimaniensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia chimanimaniensis
Plants of the World Online: Ceropegia chimanimaniensis
Tropicos: Ceropegia chimanimaniensis
Wikipedia: Ceropegia chimanimaniensis

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 chimanimaniensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168190, retrieved 4 March 2024

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