Anant's Ceropegia
Share Foto info
Anant's Ceropegia
ative Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Anant's Ceropegia • Marathi: अनंती खरपुडी ananti kharpudi
Botanical name: Ceropegia anantii    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)

Anant's Ceropegia is a rare herb known only from several hills around Phonda and Salva in the Konkan region. The leaves are relatively narrow lanceshaped, light green in color, 5-8 cm long. The flowers are quite large. They appear on a pinkish stalk and are more or less completely yellowish green. The petals make up the half of the flowers length, they sometimes show two dark dots on the inside. The flower-tube is inflated at base. Sepals are linear, hairy, about 8 mm long. Flowering: August.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar Photographed at Phonda, Maharashtra.

• Is this flower misidentified? If yes,