Riocreuxia torulosa Decne.

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Synonyms: Ceropegia effusa H. Huber
Ceropegia torulosa E. Mey.
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Status: Native
A densely hairy, climber, up to 3 m or higher. Stem twining, branched, pubescent,with a ring of simple, minute whitish-translucent hairs at the nodes. Leaves spreading, ovate to broadly ovate, 3–10 cm long, deeply cordate at the base; pubescent on both sides; petiole 1.5–6(8) cm long, pubescent. Inflorescence branched, up to 15 cm long, profusely flowering, many flowers opening simultaneously; pedicels 10–35 mm, mostly pubescent. Sepals 2–4 mm long, hairless or pubescent. Corolla 10–20 mm long, hairless; tube subcylindric or slightly inflated towards base, 6–12 mm long; pale yellow or cream; lobes linear, 5–10 mm long, erect, mostly connecting at apex to form a cage, sometimes orange-yellow. Follicles paired, subparallel, narrowly cylindric, 7.5–12 cm long, constricted between the seeds.
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Habitat: On rocky soils.
Altitude range: 600 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, Swaziland and eastern South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 89.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Riocreuxia torulosa
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Riocreuxia torulosa., retrieved 25 February 2024

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