Ceropegia lugardiae N.E. Br.

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Ceropegia lugardiae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mazowe River, Maramba CL

Ceropegia lugardiae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mazowe River, Maramba CL

Ceropegia lugardiae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mazowe River, Maramba CL

Ceropegia lugardiae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mazowe River, Maramba CL

Ceropegia lugardiae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mazowe River, Maramba CL

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Synonyms: Ceropegia apiculata Schltr.
Ceropegia cyrtoidea Werderm.
Ceropegia distincta N.E. Br. subsp. lugardae (N.E. Br.) H. Huber
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Hairless twining semi-succulent with stems to 2.5 m, growing from a cluster of fleshy roots. Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, 2-6 cm long, cordate at the base, often notched at he apex and with a mucronate tip. Corolla hairless or slightly pubescent, cream or pale green with purple blotches, slightly swollen at the base, inside yellowish-grey becoming deep maroon in the lower half; tube curved upward at a 90 degree angle, expanded towards the mouth; lobes 10-20 mm long, united above to form a small 5-winged knob at the end of a slender tube. The latter part sometimes less distinct or absent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lugardiae: named after Charlotte Eleanor Lugard-Howard, professional painter and plant collector who was married to Major Edward James Lugard. Both collected extensively in Botswana.
Habitat: Among trees on stony hillsides and in sandy flats.
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
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Content last updated: Saturday 8 October 2016
Literature:

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 87 - 89. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 20. as Ceropegia distincta subsp. lugardae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 25.

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Flora of Botswana: Ceropegia lugardiae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ceropegia lugardiae

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ceropegia lugardiae
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ceropegia lugardiae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ceropegia lugardiae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ceropegia lugardiae
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ceropegia lugardiae
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ceropegia lugardiae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ceropegia lugardiae
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ceropegia lugardiae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ceropegia lugardiae
Ispot Southern Africa: Ceropegia lugardiae
JSTOR Plant Science: Ceropegia lugardiae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ceropegia lugardiae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ceropegia lugardiae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ceropegia lugardiae
Tropicos: Ceropegia lugardiae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Ceropegia lugardiae.
http://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=227950, retrieved 22 February 2017

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