EGA Erfurt / Thuringia / Germany

The EGA (Erfurter Garten Austellung – Erfurtian Garden Exhibition) is not a Botanical Garden, not at all, but it harbours a collection of succulent plants, including three Ceropegia species, one of them is a quite old and very large Ceropegia fusca.:


The second one is the usual and overly common Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii.:


The last one is Ceropegia stapeliiformis, which is climbing through a large Euphorbia bush; photographed through a very worn acrylic glass window.:


photo of the week – Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii


Photo: Maya Dumat

(under creative commons licence (2.0))

photo of the week – Ceropegia filipendula



Photo: Mike Bingham; by courtesy of Mike Bingham

photo of the week – Ceropegia variegata



Photo: Jason da Silva

(under creative commons license (2.0))

Ceropegia kundelunguensis Malaisse

Diese Art wurde im Jahr 1984 beschrieben, sie ist nur von einem Plateau in den Kundelungu-Bergen in der Provinz Katanga in der Demokratischen Republik Kongo bekannt.


Die Pflanze hat fleischige, spindelförmige Wurzeln.

Der aufrecht wachsende, unverzweigte Trieb ist nur 20 bis 25 cm hoch, er trägt nur wenige Blätter.

Die Blätter sind etwa 4 cm lang und 2 cm breit, sie haben einen kurzen stiel, sind breit oval geformt und behaart.

Die Blüten erscheinen in einblütigen Cymen, sie erreichen eine Größe von bis zu 7 cm, sie sind gelblich grün an der Außenseite und kurz behaart. [1][2]


Die Art ist nahe verwandt mit Arten wie Ceropegia filipendula K. Schum. und Ceropegia umbraticola K. Schum.. [2]


Ceropegia kundelunguensis Malaisse

This species was described in the year 1984, it is known only from a plateau in the Kundelungu Mountains in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


The plant has fleshy, spindle-shaped roots.

The upright growing, unbranched stem is only about 20 to 25 cm tall, it bears only a few leaves.

The leaves are about 4 cm long and 2 cm wide, they bear a short petiole, are broadly ovate in shape and hirsute.

The flowers appear in one-flowered cymes, they reach a size of up to 7 cm, they are yellowish green on the outer surface and shortly hirsute. [1][2]


This species is closely related to species like Ceropegia filipendula K. Schum. and Ceropegia umbraticola K. Schum.. [2]


Referenzen / References:

[1] F. Malaisse: Recherches sur les Asclepiadaceae du Shaba (Zaire) 1. Nouvelles observations sur le genre Ceropegia L.. Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. / Bull. Nat. Plantentuin Belg. 54(1/2): 213-234. 1984
[2] Focke Albers; Ulrich Meve: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae. Springer 2002


Darstellung / Depiction: Pictures appear as soon as possible, since I’m currently “back to school”.

Botanical drawings – Ceropegia oculata



Ceropegia oculata Hook.

Depiction from: ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 70. 1844’

photo of the week – Ceropegia ampliata



Photo: Jason da Silva

(under creative commons license (2.0))

photo of the week – Ceropegia attenuata


Photo: Jayesh Pail

(under creative commons license (2.0))

You can never have …

… to many Ceropegia nilotica clones!  :-)



This is the flower of the one I bought five days ago, there were two, but the other one strangely disappeared somehow.

Botanical Garden Jena / Thuringia / Germany

There appear to be only two species present in that garden, Ceropegia cimiciodora, a very large specimen that grows more or less freely within the surrounding Vegetation (it has already reached a height of about 2 m so far and still grows on).:


The second one is the usual Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii, however, in this case it is at least a plant of the ‘debilis‘ form (it seems to be there unintended as it is not labelled at all).:



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