Photo of the week – Ceropegia achtenii

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Photo: Warren McCleland

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Ceropegia teniana Hand.-Mazz.

Diese Art ist offenbar ein Endemit der montanen Wälder der Hengduan-Berge in Yunnan / China.

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Es ist eine windende Kletterpflanze, die etwa 1 m lang wird.

Die Blätter sind breit oval geformt, etwa 3 bis 4,5 cm lang, 1,5 bis 2,5 cm breit, die Basis ist gestutzt, die Blattspitze kurz gespitzt.

Die Blüten erscheinen an ein- bis acht oder mehrblütigen Infloreszenzen, sie scheinen in ihrer Färbung variabel zu sein.

Der einheimische Name der Art ist Ma an shan diao deng hua. [1]

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Ceropegia teniana Hand.-Mazz.

This species is obviously endemic to the montane forests of the Hengduan Mountains in Yunnan / China.

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This is a twining climber that can reach a length of about 1 m.

The leaves are broadly ovate in shape, about 3 to 4,5 cm long, 1,5 to 2,5 cm wide, the base is subtruncate, the apex short acuminate.

The flowers appear on one- to eight- or even more-flowered inflorescences, they seem to be variable in their colouration.

The local name of this species is Ma an shan diao deng hua. [1]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] Wu Zheng-Yi; Peter H. Raven: Flora of China, Volume 16: Gentianaceae through Boraginaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden Press 1995

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Foto / Photo: Wenchi Jin; mit freundlicher Genehmigung von / by courtesy of Wenchi Jin

I forgot to …

… take photos from the unboxing, but here is the plant, however.:

It’s a Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii of course, but it is one with a known locality; it comes from Soutpansberg in South Africa.

I may already own the smae clone, but … one can never have to many Ceropegias.

Photo of the week – Ceropegia sandersonii

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Photo: Maya Dumat

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Photo of the week – Ceropegia racemosa

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Photo: Ehoarn Bidault

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Ceropegia kituloensis Masinde & F. Albers

Diese Art, die ausschließlich auf dem Kitulo-Plateau in Tansania wächst, wurde im Jahr 2000 beschrieben. [1][2]

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Die Pflanze wächst aufrecht, der Trieb, der eine ca. 1 cm großen Knolle entspringt, wird 7 bis 18 cm hoch.

Die Blätter, 0,1 bis 0,2 cm lang gestielt, sind ei-lanzettförmig bis schmal elliptisch, etwa 1,2 bis 3 cm lang, 0,3 bis 0,9 cm breit und mehr oder weniger flaumig behaart.

Die Blüten sind bis zu 3,8 cm lang und vornehmlich grünlich gefärbt. [2]

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Die Art ist angeblich sehr nah mit Ceropegia achtenii De Wild verwandt. [2]

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Ceropegia kituloensis Masinde & F. Albers

This species, which exclusively grows on the Kitulo Plateau in Tansania, was described in the year 2000. [1][2]

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The plant grows upright, the stem, which is born from an about 1 cm large tuber, is 7 to 18 cm tall.

The leaves, with a 0,1 to 0,2 cm long petiole, are egg-lancet-shaped to narrowly elliptic, about 1,2 to 3 cm long, 0,3 to 0,9 cm wide and more or less tomentosely haired.

The flowers are up to 3,8 cm long and primarily greenish in colour. [2]

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The species is reportedly very closely related to Ceropegia achtenii De Wild. [2]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] P. S. Masinde; F. Albers: Ceropegia kituloensis (Asclepiadaceae-Stapelieae), a new species from Tanzania. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 122: 161-167. 2000
[2] Focke Albers; Ulrich Meve: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae. Springer 2002

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Foto / Photo: C. M. Taylor

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Botanical drawings – Ceropegia fusca

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Ceropegia fusca Bolle

Depiction from: ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 132. 1906’

(public domain)

Photo of the week – Ceropegia intermedia

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Photo: L. Shyamal

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Unboxing …

This time I ordered plants from the Röhner-Versand, for the first time.

Here we go.:

the packet … quite big

lots of styrofoam flakes and a leaf looking out … in fact I’m very happy with these flakes, cause I really need them for draining the plant pots   🙂

the plants, each wrapped in paper and wrapped up again in a paper bag, fine …   🙂

here they are: Ceropegia ballyana (my very first one), Ceropegia radicans, and Ceropegia variegata, the plants are very healthy and quite large, this is indeed a good bargain

What a fine day!   😛

Photo of the week – Ceropegia ampliata

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Photo: Pilot Micha

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