Ceropegia decaisneana Wight

Diese auffällige Art, die im Jahr 1848 beschrieben wurde, kommt in den tropischen Wäldern von Kerala und Tamil Nadu / Indien vor.

Es ist eine Kletterpflanze mit lanzettförmigen, elliptischen oder ovalen Blättern, die auf der Oberseite etwas behaart sind.

Die Blüten sind grünlich gefärbt und rubinrotrot gefleckt. [2][3]

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In Kerala wird die Pflanze Palaancheera (in Malayalam) genannt. [2]

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Ceropegia decaisneana ist am nächsten mit Ceropegia metziana Miq. verwandt. [3]

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Ceropegia decaisneana Wight

This conspicous species, which was described in the year 1848, occurs in the tropical forests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu / India.

It is a climbing plant with lancet-shaped, elliptical or ovate leaves, which are slightly haired on the upper surface.

The flowers are greenish coloured and spotted with ruby. [2][3]

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In Kerala the plant is called Palaancheera (in Malayalam). [2]

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Ceropegia decaisneana is most closely related to Ceropegia metziana Miq.. [3]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] H. Trimen; J. Britten; J. Ramsbottom; B. Seemann; A. B. Rendle: Journal of botany, British and foreign. London: Robert Hardwicke 1863
[2] M. Y. Ansari: Asclepiadaceae: Genus Ceropegia. Fasc. 16: 1-34. In: Flora of India. Calcutta: Botanical Survey of India 1984
[3] Focke Albers; Ulrich Meve: Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants: Asclepiadaceae. Springer 2002

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Foto / Photo: Digital Flora of Karnataka (unter Creative Commons-Lizenz (4.0) / under creative commons licence (4.0))

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the old picture – Ceropegia decaisneana

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Ceropegia decaisneana Wight

Depiction from: ‘Robert Wight: Spicilegium Neilgherrense; or a selection of Neilgherry plants, drawn and coloured from nature, with brief descriptions of each; some general remarks on the geography and affinities of natural families of plants, and occasional notices of their economical properties and uses. Madras: the author 1846-1851’

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