May 2017


Botanical drawings – Ceropegia bulbosa

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Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb.

Depiction from: ‘Flora of Pakistan’

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Photo of the week – Ceropegia albisepta

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Photo: voyage-madagascar.org
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Ebay

I actually hate eBay, very, very much!!!

But sometimes even I find something interesting, and in some cases even manage to get it, so these two new additions, both from Hungary.

the packets, the one on the right side is very small   🙂

what’s inside, Hungarian newspapers   🙂

and finally, the tubers, Ceropegia papillata on the right siede and Ceropegia purpurascens on the left side

Photo of the week – Ceropegia achtenii

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Photo: Warren McCleland

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Ceropegia teniana Hand.-Mazz.

Diese Art ist offenbar ein Endemit der montanen Wälder der Hengduan-Berge in Yunnan / China.

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Es ist eine windende Kletterpflanze, die etwa 1 m lang wird.

Die Blätter sind breit oval geformt, etwa 3 bis 4,5 cm lang, 1,5 bis 2,5 cm breit, die Basis ist gestutzt, die Blattspitze kurz gespitzt.

Die Blüten erscheinen an ein- bis acht oder mehrblütigen Infloreszenzen, sie scheinen in ihrer Färbung variabel zu sein.

Der einheimische Name der Art ist Ma an shan diao deng hua. [1]

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Ceropegia teniana Hand.-Mazz.

This species is obviously endemic to the montane forests of the Hengduan Mountains in Yunnan / China.

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This is a twining climber that can reach a length of about 1 m.

The leaves are broadly ovate in shape, about 3 to 4,5 cm long, 1,5 to 2,5 cm wide, the base is subtruncate, the apex short acuminate.

The flowers appear on one- to eight- or even more-flowered inflorescences, they seem to be variable in their colouration.

The local name of this species is Ma an shan diao deng hua. [1]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] Wu Zheng-Yi; Peter H. Raven: Flora of China, Volume 16: Gentianaceae through Boraginaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden Press 1995

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Foto / Photo: Wenchi Jin; mit freundlicher Genehmigung von / by courtesy of Wenchi Jin

I forgot to …

… take photos from the unboxing, but here is the plant, however.:

It’s a Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii of course, but it is one with a known locality; it comes from Soutpansberg in South Africa.

I may already own the smae clone, but … one can never have to many Ceropegias.

Photo of the week – Ceropegia sandersonii

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Photo: Maya Dumat

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Photo of the week – Ceropegia racemosa

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Photo: Ehoarn Bidault

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Ceropegia kituloensis Masinde & F. Albers

Diese Art, die ausschließlich auf dem Kitulo-Plateau in Tansania wächst, wurde im Jahr 2000 beschrieben. [1][2]

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Die Pflanze wächst aufrecht, der Trieb, der eine ca. 1 cm großen Knolle entspringt, wird 7 bis 18 cm hoch.

Die Blätter, 0,1 bis 0,2 cm lang gestielt, sind ei-lanzettförmig bis schmal elliptisch, etwa 1,2 bis 3 cm lang, 0,3 bis 0,9 cm breit und mehr oder weniger flaumig behaart.

Die Blüten sind bis zu 3,8 cm lang und vornehmlich grünlich gefärbt. [2]

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Die Art ist angeblich sehr nah mit Ceropegia achtenii De Wild verwandt. [2]

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Ceropegia kituloensis Masinde & F. Albers

This species, which exclusively grows on the Kitulo Plateau in Tansania, was described in the year 2000. [1][2]

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The plant grows upright, the stem, which is born from an about 1 cm large tuber, is 7 to 18 cm tall.

The leaves, with a 0,1 to 0,2 cm long petiole, are egg-lancet-shaped to narrowly elliptic, about 1,2 to 3 cm long, 0,3 to 0,9 cm wide and more or less tomentosely haired.

The flowers are up to 3,8 cm long and primarily greenish in colour. [2]

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The species is reportedly very closely related to Ceropegia achtenii De Wild. [2]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] P. S. Masinde; F. Albers: Ceropegia kituloensis (Asclepiadaceae-Stapelieae), a new species from Tanzania. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 122: 161-167. 2000
[2] Focke Albers; Ulrich Meve: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae. Springer 2002

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Foto / Photo: C. M. Taylor

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