Ceropegia lugardae

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Ceropegia lugardae N.E.Br.

Apocynaceae

Life form: subshrub

Exposure: sun   10

Moisture: dry

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

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 lugardae is a succulent subshrub.

Naming

Ceropegia lugardae was described by Nicholas Edward Brown. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Ceropegia lugardae 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

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Ceropegia lugardae has simple leaves that are opposite.

Flowers and Fruits

Ceropegia lugardae produces umbels of dark-red tubular flowers.

The subshrubs produce follicles.

Root System

Distribution

Ceropegia lugardae is native to tropical South Africa and East Africa.

Cultivation

The subshrubs 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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