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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Apocynaceae (part 2), David Goyder, Timothy Harris, Siro Masinde, Ulrich Meve, Johan Venter. Flora of Tropical East Africa, 2012

Morphology General Habit
Small slender twiner from a subglobose tuber.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves fleshy, heart-shaped, less that 2 cm in length,
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers slender, to 2.5 cm long, whitish except for the green or purple lobes.
Note
Native of southern Africa.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bismarck Archipelago, Society Is.

Ceropegia woodii Schltr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
11369.000
South Africa 27513.000
Bullock, A.A. 3986.000
3987.000
5318.000
5319.000
Paterson, T.V. [s.n.], South Africa K000305564 Unknown type material
K000305568
K000305567 Unknown type material
K000305566 Unknown type material
Paterson, T.V. [s.n.], South Africa K000305569 Unknown type material
Wood, J.M. [1317], South Africa K000305570 Unknown type material
K000305572
Wood, J.M. [s.n.], South Africa K000305571
Ceropegia hastata 3971.000
Ceropegia hastata 5308.000
Bruyns, P. [2167], South Africa Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii 49187.000
Bruyns, P. [2180], South Africa Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii 49197.000
Bruyns, P. [2363], South Africa Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii 49209.000
Repton, Y.E. [35942], South Africa Ceropegia leptocarpa 6703.000
Bally, P.R.O. [S 48], Kenya Ceropegia euryacme 27508.000
Archer, P.G. [H4/1960/1], Kenya Ceropegia euryacme 29854.000
Archer, P., Kenya Ceropegia euryacme 30948.000
Archer, P.G. [Bally B12388], Kenya Ceropegia euryacme 58544.000
unknown [5426] Ceropegia euryacme 58551.000
Drummond, R.B. [2159], Tanzania Ceropegia euryacme 6715.000

First published in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 34 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 7(3): 1-375. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria. [Cited as Ceropegia linearis subsp. woodii.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Flora Zambesiaca 7(3): 1-375. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hancock, I.R. & Henderson, C.P. (1988). Flora of the Solomon Islands Research Bulletin Dodo Creek Research Station 7: 1-203.

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