Medium Ceropegia
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Medium Ceropegia
ative Photo: Shubhada Nikharge
Common name: Medium Ceropegia • Marathi: मेडी खरचुडी Medi Kharchudi
Botanical name: Ceropegia media    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)

Medium Ceropegia is a slender twinning climber 1-2 m long. Stems are slender, purple, and root tuberous. Oppositely arranged leaves are narrowly linear, lanceshaped, 5-15 cm long. Leaves are hairy with a rounded base. Flowers arise in leaf axils in clusters of 2-4. The stalk carrying the cluster is 2-4 cm long. Flower-stalks are 1-2 cm long, hairy. Flowers are 2-3 cm long, with a 2 cm long tube, slightly inflated at the base. The tube enlarges at the top, to a purple mouth. The petals at the top are purple, 1 cm long. Medium Ceropegia is found at higher elevations in the Western Ghats. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Shubhada Nikharge Photographed at Kas Plateau, Satara, Maharashtra.

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