Ceropegia haygarthii Schltr.

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Synonyms: Ceropegia distincta N.E. Br. subsp. haygarthii (Schltr.) H. Huber
Ceropegia tristis Hutchinson
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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Climber with branched, fleshy, hairless, twining stems up to 10 meters long. Leaves more or less fleshy, ovate-lanceolate, 8–60 mm long, cordate at the base, hairless on both surfaces; petiole 3–8 mm long. Inflorescence extra-axillary, pedunculate, hairless. Pedicel 10–20 mm long, hairless. Sepals narrowly lanceolate, 4–10 mm long, hairless, somewhat keeled. Corolla 30–70 mm long, bent at right angles above basal inflation; basal chamber slightly enlarged, c.4.5 mm wide, limb funnel-shaped, 4.5–6 mm wide, widening to 10–22 mm at mouth; pink or yellowish outside with darker blotches except at base, hairless, inside with long hairs in mouth and in basal chamber; lobes triangular 10–30 mm long, apices abruptly connivent into linear column with subglobose tip, whitish or pale green with fine reticulate reddish lines, hairless; column dark, hairless, 5–15 mm long, sometimes absent, terminal head 5–6 mm wide, dark purple with prominently ciliate margins. Follicles strongly falcate, 12–14 cm long, recurved at the tips.
Derivation of specific name: haygarthii: after Walter Jacques Haygarth (1863-1950), engineer, draughtsman and plant collector who worked with John Medley Wood.
Altitude range: Up to 100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and 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) Pages 108 - 109. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia haygarthii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia haygarthii
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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: Ceropegia haygarthii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=233790, retrieved 19 July 2024

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