July 2016


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

(under creative commons license (2.0))
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photo of the week – Ceropegia attenuata

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Photo: Jayesh Pail

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You can never have …

… to many Ceropegia nilotica clones!   🙂

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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).:

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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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I couldn’t resist …

… and got me a Ceropegia africana, and just another clone of Ceropegia nilotica, that aroused my interest, because I found a dropped flower that was somewhat strangely coloured.

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Ceropegia africana is a very easy species, and one of my absolute favorites, yet it will always die back and I have never managed to get cuttings soon enough, very bad!   😦

photo of the week – Ceropegia haygarthii

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Photo: Engeser

(under GNU free documentation license)
http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html

Unwrapping …

… a packet full of plants I ordered at “mbuyu”.

Let’s start.:

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here we have the packet …

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a lot of newspapers inside …

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Well, well, Ceropegia galeata (!!!) yeah! yeah! yeah!, oh, and two small Cerpegia inornata, to reach the minimum order value.

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It appears as if finger crossing was a good idea.   😛

photo of the week – Ceropegia racemosa

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Photo: Mike Bingham; by courtesy of Mike Bingham

http://www.zambiaflora.com

Better late than never …

My Ceropegia aristolochioides from Isiolo / Kenya has now (!!!) started to grow, almost 9 months after I bought the cutting, unbelievable.

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