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Taxon: Caralluma acutangula (Decne.) N. E. Br.

Genus: Caralluma
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Ceropegieae
Subtribe: Stapeliinae
Nomen number: 448339
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 12:369. 1892
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Apr-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Apr-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Economic Importance:

  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Use Pl WT Afr 1:224. 1985, as C. russelliana); mammals (fide Use Pl WT Afr 1:224. 1985, as C. russelliana)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Mali, Mauritania, Niger

    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Saudi Arabia, Yemen


  1. Albers, F. & U. Meve, eds. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Asclepiadaceae. 2002 (Ill Hdb Succ Pl Ascl) 47.
  2. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  3. Meve, U. & S. Liede 2002. A molecular phylogeny and generic rearrangement of the stapelioid Ceropegieae (Apocynaceae-Asclepiadoideae) Pl. Syst. Evol. 234:201.
  4. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  5. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)

Check other web resources for Caralluma acutangula (Decne.) N. E. Br. :

  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?448339. Accessed 20 April 2019.