Ceropegia sp. no. 1

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Ceropegia sp. no. 1

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

Ceropegia sp. no. 1

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes towards Mt Nhamudimu, Chimanimani Mts

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Common names:
Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native
Slender perennial climbing herb, recorded from grassland and heathland in the Chimanimani Mts, both on the Zimbabwe and Mozambique sides. 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".
Notes: This appears to be is a distinct but undescribed species, known from several records from both the Zimbabwe and Mozambique side of the Chimanimani Mts. Specimens at SRGH are stored in a folder marked sp. no1.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland and heathland, among rocks.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Apparently restricted to quartzitic areas in the Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic?
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Content last updated: Saturday 7 June 2014

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Ceropegia sp. no. 1

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia sp. no. 1
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ceropegia sp. no. 1
Tropicos: Ceropegia sp. no. 1

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ceropegia sp. no. 1.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168190, retrieved 20 February 2018

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