Ceropegia abyssinica Decne.

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Ceropegia abyssinica

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Luanshya, Muliashi.

Ceropegia abyssinica

Photo: Douglas Laing

Ceropegia abyssinica

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE 13 km,Protea Hill Farm.

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Synonyms: Ceropegia bequaetii De Wild.
Ceropegia bonafouxii K. Schum. var. linearifolia Stopp
Ceropegia filicalyx Bullock
Ceropegia gilletii De Wild. & T. Durand
Ceropegia hispidipes S. Moore
Ceropegia steudneri Vatke
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect usually unbranched herb to 35 cm tall. Leaves simple; petiole 0-5 mm long; lamina variable in shape from linear to obovate, pubescent; base cuneate to rounded. Flowers borne in umbels. Corolla 14-20 mm long; the inflated base indistinct, whitish to pale green; tube narrowing gradually upwards; lobes linear, white or greyish outside, black to brown above and within. Corona shallowly cupular with 5 shallow pouches.
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: Open deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: 1300 - 1850 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, CAR, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 126 - 129. (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 20. as Ceropegia abyssinica var. abyssinica

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia abyssinica
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ceropegia abyssinica.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146300, retrieved 16 April 2024

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