Ceropegia crassifolia

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Ceropegia crassifolia Schltr.

Apocynaceae

Life form: perennial

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: lanceolate

Division: simple

Shape: cup-shaped
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Gentiananae
Ordo:
Gentianales

Ceropegia crassifolia is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Ceropegia crassifolia was described by Friedrich Richard Rudolf Schlechter in 1895. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ceropegia crassifolia is a species in the genus Ceropegia which contains approximately 229 to 262 species and belongs to the family of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 5 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Ceropegia crassifolia has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are lanceolate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Ceropegia crassifolia produces umbels of light-green cup-shaped flowers.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Ceropegia crassifolia is native to South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland and Namibia.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. They tolerate temperatures only above at least 1°C (USDA zone 10).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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