Stapelia acuminata

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Stapelia acuminata


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: Stapelia
Species: Stapelia acuminata



Stapelia acuminata Masson, Stapel. Nov.: 15 (1797).


  • Homotypic
    • Stisseria acuminata (Masson) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 421 (1891).
    • Gonostemon acuminatus (Masson) P.V.Heath, Calyx 1: 18 (1992).
  • Heterotypic
    • Stapelia acuminata var. brevicuspis N.E.Br. in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 4(1): 965 (1909).
    • Stapelia indocta Nel, Sukkulentenkunde 2: 33 (1948).
    • Gonostemon acuminatus var. brevicuspis (N.E.Br.) P.V.Heath, Calyx 3: 8 (1993).
    • Ceropegia indocta (Nel) Bruyns, S. African J. Bot. 112: 422 (2017).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • W. Cape Prov.

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



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