Rolla's Ceropegia
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Rolla's Ceropegia
ative ovate Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Rolla's Ceropegia • Marathi: खरपुडी Kharpudi
Botanical name: Ceropegia rollae    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)

Rolla's Ceropegia is a tall erect, tuberous herb, Endemic to Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Stem pubescent. Leaves ovate, puberulous above. Cymes subaxillary and terminal, many flowered, peduncle and pedicals hirsute. Flower 2.3-3.5 cm long, tube 1.5-2.5 cm long, base slightly inflated, inside aring of haors at the bottom, rest glabrous; petals 8-13 x 2.5 mm, linear oblong, hairless. Outer corona of five short, entire or notched lobes, ciliate, inner erect, subclavate. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Navendu Pāgé Photographed in Sahyadri Hills, Maharashtra.

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