Ceropegia dichotoma

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Ceropegia dichotoma Haw.

Apocynaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: follicle

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Ceropegia dichotoma is a succulent perennial.

Naming

Ceropegia dichotoma was described by Adrian Hardy Haworth in 1812. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ceropegia dichotoma 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 80 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Ceropegia dichotoma is evergreen. The mid-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are linear with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Ceropegia dichotoma produces solitary yellow tubular flowers from June to August.

The perennials produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Ceropegia dichotoma is native to the Canary Islands.

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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