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Ceropegia heidukiae (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) - a morphologically intriguing and rare novelty from South Africa

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Styles, David G. A. ; Meve, Ulrich:
Ceropegia heidukiae (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) - a morphologically intriguing and rare novelty from South Africa.
In: Phytotaxa. Vol. 497 (2021) Issue 1 . - pp. 20-28.
ISSN 1179-3155
DOI: https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.497.1.2

Abstract in another language

A new species of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae-Stapeliinae) is described from Ngome in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. This new species shares a subset of vegetative and floral characters with the long-lost C. rudatisii, but is clearly separated by its sophisticated floral morphology. Ceropegia heidukiae occurs in Northern Zululand Mistbelt Grassland, an endangered vegetation type. A comprehensive species description is provided together with information on habitat and distribution; photographs of plants in habitat are also provided. A preliminary assessment of conservation status according to IUCN criteria suggests that C. heidukiae is Critically Endangered (CR).

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Eudicots; Ceropegieae; endemism; geophyte; glaucous leaves; KwaZulu-Natal; Ngome; mistbelt grassland; trap flower
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Plant Systematics
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)
Date Deposited: 31 May 2021 09:36
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 09:36
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/65510