photo of the week – Ceropegia purpurascens

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Photo: Mike Bingham; by courtesy of Mike Bingham

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… just for no reason ….

A glass full of seeds of Ceropegia rupicola, cheers!  😛

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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.:

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

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

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photo of the week – Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii

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Photo: Maya Dumat

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photo of the week – Ceropegia filipendula

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Photo: Mike Bingham; by courtesy of Mike Bingham

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photo of the week – Ceropegia variegata

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Photo: Jason da Silva

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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.

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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]

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

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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.

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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]

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

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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

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

Botanical drawings – Ceropegia oculata

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Ceropegia oculata Hook.

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

http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org

photo of the week – Ceropegia ampliata

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Photo: Jason da Silva

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photo of the week – Ceropegia attenuata

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Photo: Jayesh Pail

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