Piaranthus decipiens (N.E. Br.) Bruyns

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Synonyms: Caralluma grivana (N.E. Br.) Schltr.
Ceropegia decipiens (N.E.Br.) Bruyns
Huerniopsis decipiens N.E. Br.
Piaranthus grivanus N.E. Br.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: Among bushes and trees in sandy and loamy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N?,SE
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Bruyns, P.V. (2005). Stapeliads of Southern Africa and Madagascar Volume II Umdaus Press, Hatfield, South Africa Pages 348 - 350. (Includes a picture).

Bruyns, P.V. (2014). The Apocynaceae of Namibia Strelitzia 34 SANBI, Pretoria, South Africa Pages 126 - 127. (Includes a picture).

Goyder, D.J., Gilbert, M.G. & Venter, H.J.T. (2020). Apocynaceae (Part 2) Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 201 - 202. (Includes a picture).

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 decipiens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Piaranthus decipiens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Piaranthus decipiens
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Piaranthus decipiens
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Piaranthus decipiens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Piaranthus decipiens
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Wikipedia: Piaranthus decipiens

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 decipiens.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=228000, retrieved 8 August 2022

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