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Taxon: Stapelia gigantea N. E. Br.

 
Genus: Stapelia
Family: Apocynaceae
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Tribe: Ceropegieae
Subtribe: Stapeliinae
Nomen number: 447640
Place of publication: Gard. Chron. ser. 2, 7:684, 693, fig. 112. 1877
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Feb-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]


References:

  1. Albers, F. & U. Meve, eds. 2002. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Asclepiadaceae 247.
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  4. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  5. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  6. Jagtap. A. P. & N. P. Singh. 1999. Asclepiadaceae. Fascicles of flora of India. 24:269.
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  8. Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=447640. Accessed 1 April 2020.