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Species Information

Ceropegia carnosa E.Mey.
(name current 2016)
(Ceropegia racemosa subsp. setifera)
(Ceropegia setifera)


Growth form: Climber
Southern African Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: middleveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Mlawula, Maguga, Gollel, Komati Pass One site protected, whereas the other is inundated. It is known from several collections such as those of Culverwell, Germishuizen, Dlamini and Hilliard. Status: DD Distribution: Komati Pass, Bunya Known from collections in Swaziland by Kemp.

Regional distribution:
Southern Africa, from eastern Cape northwards to Swaziland.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Ceropegia carnosa - Slender twiner. Leaves thinly downy, stalk c 7 mm long, blade lance-shaped or oval, tapering to long fine point, c 2 cm long X 1 cm or less wide. Flowers few in nodal clusters; stalk c 1 cm long; calyx lobes very narrow, c 2 mm long; corolla tube c 3 mm diam, not inflated at base, widening gradually to rim c 8 mm diam on which lobes abruptly turn inwards; brownish, lobes hairy.

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

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Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.