Ceropegia speciosa H. Huber

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Ceropegia speciosa

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Coso Pool (mushitu) gallery forest edge.

Ceropegia speciosa

Photo: Lari Merrett
Mutinondo Wilderness Area, Mayense Main Camp: Coso Pool (mushitu) gallery forest edge.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Twining herb. Stems with milky latex, up to 2 m long. Leaves opposite, lanceolate with a long pointed apex; petioles slender. Inflorescences axillary, 1-2-flowered. Flowers pendant, recurved, greenish-cream with purple lines. Corolla tube inflated; lobes green with purple tips and hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Riverine forest and occasionally in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Feb - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 116.

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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Flora of Zambia: Ceropegia speciosa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia speciosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia speciosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia speciosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ceropegia speciosa
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iNaturalist: Ceropegia speciosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia speciosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia speciosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia speciosa
Plants of the World Online: Ceropegia speciosa
Tropicos: Ceropegia speciosa
Wikipedia: Ceropegia speciosa

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 speciosa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=220050, retrieved 21 April 2024

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