Botanical name: Caralluma indica Family: Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
Synonyms: Desmidorchis indica, Hutchinia indica
Indian Caralluma is a small fleshy herb. Leaves are minute, falling off. Flowers are borne in umbels at branch-ends, 5-6 flowered. Flower-stalks are 0.5 cm; sepals 4 x 2 mm, lanceshaped; flower broadly bell-shaped, tube 4 mm; petals 6 x 6 mm, broadly ovate, pointed, hairy within and fringed; corona double, staminal, outer cupular, lobes 5, 3 x 3 mm, 2-cuspidate, pointed, inner adnate to the outer, inflexed over the pollinia; pollinia erect, pellucid at tip; style tip 5 angled. Indian Caralluma is endemic to Southern Western Ghats.
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