Orbea maculata (N.E. Br.) L.C. Leach
subsp. maculata

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Orbea maculata subsp. maculata

Photo: Lewis Walter
Nuanetsi/Mwenezi district, Zimbabwe

Orbea maculata subsp. maculata

Photo: Lewis Walter
Nuanetsi/Mwenezi district, Zimbabwe

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Synonyms: Caralluma grandidens I. Verd.
Caralluma maculata N.E. Br.
Ceropegia rangeana (Dinter & A. Berger) Bruyns subsp. maculata (N.E. Br.) Bruyns
Stapelia grandidens (I. Verd.) P.V. Heath
Common names:
Status: Native
Succulent perennial of several small clumps up to 10 cm in diameter, connected by underground rhizomes up to 50 cm long. Stems slender, 4-10 cm long. Corolla 30-60 mm in diameter, smooth, pale greenish-yellow dotted or transversely lined with purple-red, often more or less solid purple-red towards the tips of the lobes; lobes lanceolate, 14-25 mm long and 6-9 mm wide at the base, with white marginal cilia.
Derivation of specific name: maculata: spotted, blotched
Habitat: On stony ground and calcrete in open bushveld or mopane woodland.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N,SE
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Albers, F. & Meve, U. (eds.) (2002). Asclepiadaceae Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants Springer-Verlag Pages 196 - 197.

Bruyns, P.V. (2002). Monograph of Orbea and Ballyanthus (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae-Ceropegieae) Systematic Botany Monographs 63 Pages 144 - 147. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume I Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 294 - 295. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41. As Orbea maculata

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 178.

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 222 - 223. (Includes a picture).

Leach, L.C. (1978). A contribution towards a new classification of Stapelieae (Asclepiadaceae) with a preliminary review of Orbea Haw. and descriptions of three new genera Excelsa Taxonomic Series No. 1 Aloe, Cactus and Succulent Society of Zimbabwe Pages 49 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 21.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 28. as Orbea maculata

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Orbea maculata subsp. maculata.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=146640, retrieved 25 May 2024

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