Ceropegia papillata N.E.Br.

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Ceropegia papillata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Ceropegia papillata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

Ceropegia papillata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mukuvisi Woodland, Harare

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Status: Native
Twining herb to 1 m. Leaves simple, sometimes ±3-lobed; petiole 1-3 cm; lamina ovate, pubescent; base cordate. Flowers borne in umbels. Corolla 16-25 mm long; the inflated base white; tube pale brown; lobes linear from a triangular base with blackish-green margins in the upper half and whitish with a green central line in the lower half, hairy. Corona cupular, the inner lobes papillose.
Derivation of specific name: papillata: bearing papillae.
Habitat: In open grassy area in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 August 2020

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 104 - 105. (Includes a picture).

Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 47.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia papillata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia papillata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia papillata
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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 papillata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214180, retrieved 25 September 2021

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