Piaranthus atrosanguineus (N.E. Br.) Bruyns

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Piaranthus atrosanguineus

Photo: Sheila Gregory
Plot 82, Ruretse, NE of Gaborone, Botswana

Piaranthus atrosanguineus

Photo: Sheila Gregory
Plot 82, Ruretse, NE of Gaborone, Botswana

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Synonyms: Caralluma atrosanguinea (N.E. Br.) N.E. Br.
Ceropegia atrosanguinea (N.E.Br.) Bruyns
Huerniopsis atrosanguinea (N.E. Br.) A. C. White & B. Sloane
Huerniopsis gibbosa Nel
Huerniopsis papillata Nel
Stapelia atrosanguinea N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: In partial shade under Acacia, Grewia or Euphorbia species on stony ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana and Limpopo, North-West, South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
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Content last updated: Sunday 11 September 2016

Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume II Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 350 - 351. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 200 - 202.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 29.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Piaranthus atrosanguineus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Piaranthus atrosanguineus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Piaranthus atrosanguineus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Piaranthus atrosanguineus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Piaranthus atrosanguineus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=227650, retrieved 8 August 2022

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