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Huber's Ceropegia   
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Huber's Ceropegia
ative Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Huber's Ceropegia • Marathi: Kada Khantudi
Botanical name: Ceropegia huberi    Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)

Huber's Ceropegia is a climbing plant, which build an underground tuber. The leaves are lanceshaped, about 6 cm long and up to 1.5 cm broad. They arise from an about 1 cm long stalk. The flowers are tiny, only about 1 cm long. They stand together in small groups on a up to 3 or 4 cm long stalk and show a very strange shape. The petals are formed roof-like, almost like in the southafrican Ceropegia rendallii. The really tiny flower-tube is purple, the petals are bright white. This species is now, like almost all indian species, very endangered. Huber's Ceropegia is endemic to Western Ghats.

Identification credit: Sushant More, Pradnyavant Mane
Photographed in Maharashtra.
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