Ceropegia spiralis Wight

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Ceropegia spiralis
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceropegia spiralis Wight
  • Vernacular name : Amruthaanjanagadde (Kan.)
  • Endemism : South India
  • Key identification features : Slender erect herbs, root tuberous, stem glabrous. Leaves chartaceous, linear, glabrous, apex and base acute, margin entire. Flowers solitary, axillary; corolla 4-5 cm long, tube sub-cylindric, hairy within above from orbicular base with corolla lobes five, spirally twisted, glandular hairy; corona biseriate, outer bifid, deltoid lobes. Follices very slender, about 12.5 cm long. Seeds comose.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Rare, in the hills of southern Eastern Ghats at about 800-1000 m.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu State); Tirumala Hills, Talakona Hills (Chittoor district), Palakonda Hills (Ananthapur district), Kadapa district, North Dhone RF (Kurnool district) (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Ceropegia spiralis. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.

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