Ceropegia juncea Roxb.

  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species : Ceropegia juncea
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceropegia juncea Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Jakili (Kan.); Pulichan (Tam.); Bellagada (Tel.)
  • Key identification features : Leaves are deciduous; stem purplish brown; latex watery.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Native : India
  • Comments : Along foothills of srub jungles and plains on thickets, fences etc.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Dharmapuri district (Tamil Nadu State); Chittoor district, Kalasamudram R.F. (Ananthapur district), Kadapa district (Andhra Pradesh State)
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • 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 juncea. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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