Ceropegia spatuliloba M.G. Gilbert

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Ceropegia spatuliloba

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Serra Zuira, Tsetsera Plateau.

Ceropegia spatuliloba

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Serra Zuira, Tsetsera Plateau.

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Frequency: Rare and local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a disk-shaped tuber, c. 2.5 cm diameter, 1.2 cm deep. Stems 3 or 4, erect, sparingly branched, to 7 cm long, uniformly minutely puberulous. Leaves possibly not fully developed, herbaceous, more or less erect, sessile, linear, 20–26 mm long, margins mostly strongly revolute. Inflorescences several per stem towards apex, extra-axillary, sessile, mostly 2-flowered, flowers opening in succession. Pedicel 4–7 mm long, sparsely minutely puberulous. Sepals triangular-lanceolate, c.2.5 mm long, acute, very sparsely minutely puberulent. Bud distinctly beaked, hairless. Corolla 5.5–6.5 mm long, divided to halfway down; tube campanulate, c. 2.5 mm deep, exterior and interior pure white, hairless; sinuses flat; lobes linear-spatulate, c.4 mm wide at base, narrowing to 0.2 mm then widening to 0.4 mm, spreading, dull yellow towards the tips, slightly greenish near base, hairless. Follicles and seeds not recorded.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: spatuliloba: with spoon-shaped (spatulate) lobes.
Habitat: Among grasses on stony soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Only known from Serra Zuira, Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 July 2022
Literature:

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 182 - 185. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia spatuliloba
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia spatuliloba
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia spatuliloba
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceropegia spatuliloba
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceropegia spatuliloba
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ceropegia spatuliloba
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ceropegia spatuliloba
iNaturalist: Ceropegia spatuliloba
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia spatuliloba
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia spatuliloba
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia spatuliloba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia spatuliloba
Plants of the World Online: Ceropegia spatuliloba
Tropicos: Ceropegia spatuliloba
Wikipedia: Ceropegia spatuliloba


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ceropegia spatuliloba.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=234840, retrieved 20 August 2022

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