Ceropegia speciosa H. Huber

Ceropegia speciosa H. Huber

Diese Art ist eine bis zu 2 m groß werdende Kletterpflanze mit relativ großen Blättern.

Die Blüten sind ebenfalls recht groß und ähneln in ihrer Form ein wenig den Blüten von Ceropegia haygarthii Schltr. oder Ceropegia rhynchantha Schltr..

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In Malawi ist die Art vom Mount Mchese bekannt, in Tansania findet man sie in den Kiboriani-Mountains. In Sambia wächst die Art in Galeriewäldern, die von Arten wie Brachystegia spiciformis Benth., Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern, Englerophyton magalismontanum (Sond.) Heine & J. H. Hemsl., Thunbergia petersiana Lindau, Uapaca lissopyrena Radcl.-Sm. und Uapaca sansibarica Pax dominiert werden.

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Ceropegia speciosa H. Huber

This species is an up to 2 m tall climbing plant with relatively large leaves.

The flowers are quite large too and are somewhat similar in shape to the flowers of Ceropegia haygarthii Schltr. or Ceropegia rhynchantha Schltr..

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In Malawi the species is known from Mount Mchese, in Tanzania it is found in the Kiboriani Mountains. In Zambia, the species grows within gallery forests dominated by species like Brachystegia spiciformis Benth., Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern, Englerophyton magalismontanum (Sond.) Heine & J. H. Hemsl., Thunbergia petersiana Lindau, Uapaca lissopyrena Radcl.-Sm. and Uapaca sansibarica Pax.

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Referenzen / References:

[1] Herbert H. Huber: Revision der Gattung Ceropegia. Memórias da Sociedade Broteriana 12: 1-203. 1957
[2] Jonathan Timberlake; Julian Bayliss; Tereza Alves; Jorge Francisco; Tim Harris; David Nangoma; Camila de Sousa: Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London: 1-71. 2009

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Fotos / Photos: Lari Merret; mit freundlicher Genehmigung von / by courtesy of Lari Merret

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