Microloma tenuifolium

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Microloma tenuifolium


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: Asclepiadeae
Subtribus: Astephaninae
Genus: Microloma
Species Microloma tenuifolium


Microloma tenuifolium (L.) Kuntze, 1886


  • Basionym
    • Periploca tenuifolia L., Sp. Pl.: 212 (1753).
  • Homotypic
    • Ceropegia tenuifolia (L.) L., Mant. Pl. 2: 346 (1771).
    • Asclepias pseudosarsa Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832, 2: 39 (1832), nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Ceropegia tenuiflora Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 1276 (1798), orth. var.
    • Microloma lineare R.Br., Asclepiadeae: 42 (1810).
    • Ceropegia sinuata Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck, Encycl., Suppl. 2: 179 (1811).
    • Microloma tenuiflorum Kuntze, Jahrb. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 4: 268 (1886), orth. var.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • South Africa (W-Cape Prov.)

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



Vernacular names[edit]

Afrikaans: bokhorinkies, heuningblommetjie, kannetjies, melkblommetjie, skilpadkos
English: coral creeper, wax creeper
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