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
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.
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

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
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia spatuliloba
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia spatuliloba
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia spatuliloba
Plants of the World Online: Ceropegia spatuliloba
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Wikipedia: Ceropegia spatuliloba

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 spatuliloba.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=234840, retrieved 24 July 2024

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