Ceropegia longifolia Wall.

In Bhutan wächst diese Art im Unterwuchs der subtropischen Chir-Kiefern-Wälder (Pinus roxburghii Sarg.), in Nepal dagegen im Unterwuchs von Mischwäldern, die von Arten aus den Gattungen Arundinaria, Elatostema, Hypericum, Pilea, Quercus, Rhododendron und Thalictrum dominiert werden.

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Die Art gehört in die Verwandtschaft einer Gruppe von sehr variablen Arten, darunter Ceropegia christenseniana Hand.-Mazz., Ceropegia dolichophylla Schltr., Ceropegia exigua (H. Huber) M. G. Gilbert & P. T. Li, Ceropegia mairei (H. Léveillé) H. Huber und Ceropegia stenophylla C. K. Schneid.. [4]

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Die windende Pflanze besitzt bis zu 3,5 m lange Triebe.

Ihre Blätter können bis zu 17 cm lang werden, meist sind sie jedoch zwischen 5 und 12 cm lang und 1,2 bis 3 cm breit. [2]

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Der chinesische Name dieser Art lautet Chang ye diao deng hua. [2]

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Ceropegia longifolia Wall.

In Bhutan this species grows in the coppice of the subtropical Chir Pine forests (Pinus roxburghii Sarg.), while in Nepal it can be found in the coppice of mixed forests, which are dominated by species from the genera Arundinaria, Elatostema, Hypericum, Pilea, Quercus, Rhododendron, and Thalictrum.

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The species is closely related to a group of some very variable species, including Ceropegia christenseniana Hand.-Mazz., Ceropegia dolichophylla Schltr., Ceropegia exigua (H. Huber) M. G. Gilbert & P. T. Li, Ceropegia mairei (H. Léveillé) H. Huber, and Ceropegia stenophylla C. K. Schneid.. [4]

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This twining plant has about 3,5 m long stems.

The leaves can reach a length of up to 17 cm, but are mostly smaller, between 5 to 12 cm in length and 1,2 to 3 cm wide. [2]

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The chinese name of this species is Chang ye diao deng hua. [2]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] M. A. Rahman: Pollinaria of some tropical Asian Asclepiadaceae. In: P: Baas et al. (eds.). The Plant Diversity of Malesia. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 83-92. 1990
[2] Wu Zheng-Yi; Peter H. Raven: Flora of China, Volume 16: Gentianaceae through Boraginaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden Press 1995
[3] A. J. C. Grierson; D. G. Long: Flora of Bhutan Including a Record of Plants from Sikkim and Darjeeling 2(2). Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh 1999
[4] Focke Albers; Ulrich Meve: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae. Springer 2002
[5] W. John Kress; Robert A DeFilipps; Ellen Farr; Daw Yin Yin Kyi: A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, and Climbers of Myanmar. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 45: 1-590. 2003
[6] Anurudh K. Singh: Probable Agricultural Biodiversity Heritage Sites in India: VI. The Northeastern Hills of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tipura. Asian Agri-History 14(3): 217-243. 2010
[7] K. Eshuo; S. K. Chaturvedi: Ceropegia longifolia Wallich (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadaceae) – A new record for Manipur, India. Pleione 5(1): 201-204. 2011

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