Ceropegia rubella

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Ceropegia rubella


Taxonavigation: Gentianales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Gentianales

Familia: Apocynaceae
Subfamilia: Asclepiadoideae
Tribus: Ceropegieae
Subtribus: Stapeliinae
Genus: Ceropegia
Species: Ceropegia rubella



Ceropegia rubella (E.Mey.) Bruyns, 2017


  • Homotypic
    • Brachystelma rubellum (E.Mey.) Peckover in Aloë 33: 43 (1996)
    • Tenaris rubella E.Mey. in Comm. Pl. Afr. Austr.: 198 (1838)
  • Heterotypic
    • Tenaris rostrata N.E.Br. in Gard. Chron., n.s., 24: 39 (1885)
    • Tenaris simulans N.E.Br. in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 4(1): 796 (1908)
    • Tenaris volkensii K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 327 (1895)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Eastern Africa
      • Burundi, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Additional references

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215.

Vernacular names

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