Ceropegia fusca

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Ceropegia fusca Bolle

Apocynaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: follicle

179A / 961d22 

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 fusca is a succulent shrub.

Naming

Ceropegia fusca was described by Carl August Bolle in 1861. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ceropegia fusca 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 shrubs reach heights of 60 to 100 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Ceropegia fusca has simple leaves that are opposite. The leaves are elliptic.

Flowers and Fruits

Ceropegia fusca produces umbels of dark-red tubular flowers from July to October.

The shrubs produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Ceropegia fusca is native to the Canary Islands.

Cultivation

The shrubs 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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