Swaziland's Flora Database:
Ceropegia ampliata E.Mey. var. ampliata
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Climber
Also occurs outside southern Africa
Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Ngwenya Causeway Known from collections in Swaziland by Bayliss.
South Africa, eastern Cape, northwards to Tanzania, and Madagascar.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Ceropegia ampliata - Stems leafless when mature, fleshy, twining, hairless. Flowers 2—4 together, opening successively, stalk c 1 cm long, sepals 3—4 mm long, pointed; corolla hairless outside, tube up to 5 cm long x 2 cm diam, cylindrical, inflated at base, pale green with narrow purple band and long hairs inside; lobes up to 1 cm long, pointed, joined at tips, margins turned backwards, green with darker green spots. Fruit-half c 15 cm long X 7 mm diam below middle.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.
Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to Wild Flowers Kwazulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.