Photo of the week – Ceropegia stapeliiformis

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Photo: Bahamut Chao

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photo of the week – Ceropegia stapeliiformis

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Photo: Bahamut Chao

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EGA Erfurt / Thuringia / Germany

The EGA (Erfurter Garten Austellung – Erfurtian Garden Exhibition) is not a Botanical Garden, not at all, but it harbours a collection of succulent plants, including three Ceropegia species, one of them is a quite old and very large Ceropegia fusca.:

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The second one is the usual and overly common Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii.:

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The last one is Ceropegia stapeliiformis, which is climbing through a large Euphorbia bush; photographed through a very worn acrylic glass window.:

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photo of the week – Ceropegia stapeliiformis

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Photo: Jason da Silva

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the old picture – Ceropegia stapeliiformis

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Ceropegia stapeliiformis Haw.

Depiction from: ‘B. Maund; J. S. Henslow: The Botanist; containing accurately coloured figures of tender and hardy ornamental plants, with descriptions, scientific and popular; intended to convey both moral and intellectual gratification. Vol 4. London: published by R. Groombridge 1840’

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Botanical Garden Bochum / North Rhine-Westphalia / Germany

… I was there today for … perhaps the fifth time or so … there are only three plants of the genus to be found (actually there seem to be additional ones hidden somewhere as usual for Botanical Gardens)

… here we have Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodii – the ‘debilis‘ form:

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… and the same species but the more usual form:

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There are also some stems of Ceropegia stapeliiformis lying around in the succulent plants house – so, altogether ‘very special’ plants … wow ….

the old picture – Ceropegia stapeliiformis

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Ceropegia stapeliiformis Haw.

Depiction from: ‘Curtis’s Botanical Magazine 64. 1837’

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