December 2016


Botanical drawings – Ceropegia africana

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Ceropegia africana R. Br.

Depiction from: ‘Edwards’s Botanical Register. Vol. 8. London: James Ridgway 1822’

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Photo of the week – Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii

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Photo: Martin Heigan

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Photo of the week – Ceropegia candelabrum

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Photo: Vinayaraj

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Landscaping with Ceropegia occulta

In the wild, Ceropegia occulata grows amongst so called Witteberg quartzite, which led to the plant being named locally as the “rock-hugging Ceropegia”.

I do not have an idea what exactly Witteberg quartzite are, but they obviously look quite like the stones that I have found around someone’s house.

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Here is the supposed ‘landscape’, and one of the Ceropegia occulta next to it.

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Here is the final ‘landscape’, well it’s just a planted pot with three stones after all ….   

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The tubers and some cuttings, just stuck into the soil, I hope they will root.

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These little wire clamps help to keep everything in place.

Photo of the week – Ceropegia vincaefolia

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Photo: Swati Kulkarni

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Photo of the week – Ceropegia achtenii

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Photo: Warren McCleland

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Photo of the week – Ceropegia imbricata

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Photo: Robert von Blittersdorff

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Ceropegia mohanramii S. R. Yadav, M. N. Gavade & Sardesai

Diese Art, die im Jahr 2006 beschrieben wurde, ist bisher nur in einer einzigen Population auf einem Laterit-Plateau bei Kochra im Sindhudurga-Distrikt in Maharashtra / Indien bekannt.

Sie gehört zur Serie Attenuatae Huber, zu der auch Arten wie Ceropegia anantii S. R. Yadav, Sardesai & S. P. Gaikwad, Ceropegia attenuata Hook. und Ceropegia noorjahaniae M. A. Ansari gehören. [2]

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Die sehr unauffällige Pflanze wächst aufrecht und trägt schmale, grasartige Blätter.

Die Blüten sind mehr oder wenig einfarbig grün.

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Ceropegia mohanramii S. R. Yadav, M. N. Gavade & Sardesai

This species, which was described in the year 2006, is hitherto known from only one population on a lateritic plateau at Kochra in the Sindhudurga District of Maharashtra in India.

It belongs into the series Attenuatae Huber, together with species like Ceropegia anantii S. R. Yadav, Sardesai & S. P. Gaikwad, Ceropegia attenuata Hook. and Ceropegia noorjahaniae M. A. Ansari. [2]

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This very inconspicous plant grows upright and bears narrow, grasslike leaves.

The flowers are more or less plain green.

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Referenzen / References:

[1] S. R. Yadav; M. N. Gavade; M. M. Sardesai: A new species of Ceropegia L. (Asclepiadaceae) from Konkan, Maharashtra, India. Rheedea 16(1): 33-36. 2006
[2] Nilesh V. Malpure; Mayur Y. Kamble; S. R. Yadav: A new species of Ceropegia L. (Asclepiadaceae) from the Western Ghats of India with a note on series Attenuatae Huber. Current Science 91(9): 1140-1142. 2006

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Foto / Photo: Sushant More; mit freundlicher Genehmigung von / by courtesy of Sushant More

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