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Species Information

Ceropegia fortuita R.A.Dyer
(name current 2016)


Growth form: Climber
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Ngwenya Causeway In 1976 one site according to Compton. Only occurs in South Africa according to PRECIS.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Ceropegia fortuita - Very slender twiner, almost hairless. Leaves sparse, delicate; stalk c 5 mm long; blade tapering to triangular point, widened or winged to almost circular below middle, c 1,5 cm long and wide. Flowers one or two together on very slender stalks; calyx lobes pointed, 2 mm long; corolla tube enlarged to c 3 mm diam at base, scarcely widening above, lobes diverging little below turn-in; total length of corolla c 2,5 cm.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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