Ceropegia stapeliiformis Haw.
- Common Name:
- Family: Apocynaceae Juss.
- Country of Origin: eastern South Africa
- Description: This highly succulent species is native to eastern South Africa. It has grayish brown stems about 1/2 in (12 mm) thick, the leaves reduced to small scales, and is commonly creeping or trailing, but with maturity can send up slender twining stems to 5 ft (1.5 m) in height. In spring and summer it produces tubular flowers 1 1/2-2 in (3-5 cm) long, flaring at the top into a 5-pointed star and mostly off-white spotted dark purple.
The creeping stems can take root, leaving older parts behind to wither and die.
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Flowering Data:This accession has been observed in bloom on:
- Accession # 199800116
- Source: Matt Opel
- Accession Date: 08-10-1998
- Bench: 2205 - XER:Namib / Karoo B
- Qty: 2 confirmed on 10-05-2012
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- SubClass: euasterid I
- Order: Gentianales
- Family: Apocynaceae
- SubFamily: Asclepiadoideae
- Tribe: Ceropegieae
Botanica, Turner & Wasson, 1997, CD-ROM Version
data regenerated on Thu, 06 Jun 2013 09:51:40 -0400