Photo of the week

Ceropegia linearis ssp. linearis

Foto/Photo: berthapi2

(under creative commons licence (4.0))


the old picture – Ceropegia caffrorum

the old picture – Ceropegia caffrorum


Ceropegia caffrorum Schltr. = Ceropegia linearis ssp. linearis E. Mey.

Depiction from: ‘J. Medley Wood; Maurice S. Evans: Natal plants: descriptions and figures of Natal indigenous plants, with notes on their distribution economic value, native names, etc., etc.. Durban: Bennett & Davis 1899-1912’

Ceropegia linearis ssp. linearis

Ceropegia linearis ssp. linearis

A cutting of this (nominate sub)species – together with several clones of the ssp. woodii – was sent to me last year by Mr. G. from the Netherlands, but most of these cuttings were in a extremely rather bad condition, including little ‘creeping aliens’ crawling up and down the stems, which again had lost most of their leaves … anyway, this is the second flower of my plant in 2011 (the first one appeared at an unphotographable place).


The plant is still planted in its rooting pot (which it formerly shared with the other (all dead now) cuttings sent to me by Mr. G.) and needs to be replanted.