Orbea caudata (N.E. Br.) Bruyns
subsp. caudata

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Synonyms: Caralluma caudata N.E. Br.
Caralluma caudata N.E. Br. var. fusca C.A. Luckh.
Caralluma longecornuta Gomes & Sousa
Caralluma praegracilis Oberm.
Ceropegia caudata (N.E.Br.) Bruyns
Orbeopsis caudata (N.E.Br.) L.C. Leach
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Status: Native
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Habitat: In shallow soils on granite rock.
Altitude range: 600 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: C
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Binns, B. (1968). A First Check List of the Herbaceous Flora of Malawi The Government Printer, Zomba, Malawi Page 20. as Caralluma caudata

Bruyns, P.V. (2002). Monograph of Orbea and Ballyanthus (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Systematic Botany Monographs 63 Pages 102 - 105. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 215 - 216.

Leach, L.C. (1978). A contribution towards a new classification of Stapelieae (Asclepiadaceae) with a preliminary review of Orbea Haw. and descriptions of three new genera Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 1 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Page 68. As Orbeopsis caudata caudata

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Flora of Mozambique: Orbea caudata subsp. caudata
Flora of Zambia: Orbea caudata subsp. caudata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Orbea caudata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Orbea caudata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Orbea caudata subsp. caudata.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185210, retrieved 6 June 2023

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