Neglected Ceropegia
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Neglected Ceropegia
P Native Photo: R. Silambarasan
Common name: Neglected Ceropegia
Botanical name: Ceropegia omissa    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
Synonyms: Ceropegia intermedia var. wightii

Neglected Ceropegia is a critically endangered perennial twining herb. Leaves are 8-11 x 2 cm, lanceshaped, tip pointed, base blunt, membranous, leaf-stalk 1.3 cm. Flowers are borne in cymes in leaf-axils; flower-cluster-stalks 1.5 cm. Flower-stalks are 1.5 cm, flowers pale white with pale green bands. Calyx is 5-lobed, 3.5 mm, sepals linear lanceshaped. Flowers are curved, base bulbous, tube 2.3 cm, lobes fused at tip, lobes 8 mm, fringed with hairs; outer corona cup-shaped, 5-lobed, 1 mm, inner 2 mm, spoon-shaped. Neglected Ceropegia is endemic to Southern Western Ghats. Flowering: September-December.

Identification credit: C. Rajasekar Photographed in KMTR - Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

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