Sahyadri Ceropegia
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Sahyadri Ceropegia
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Sahyadri Ceropegia • Marathi: Pandhri kharchudi
Botanical name: Ceropegia sahyadrica    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)

Sahyadri Ceropegia is an erect herb, 20-40 cm tall. Stem is stout, velvety, succulent, swollen at nodes. Leaves are elliptic, 5-10 cm long, pointed, with a heart-shaped base, hairy above, hairless beneath. Leaf stalks are 1-2 cm long. Greeish-white flowers are borne in 2-4 flowered clusters. Sepals are 5, linear-lanceshaped, 3-6 cm. Flowers are 3-6 cm long, in the form of a slightly curved tube. Petals are 1 cm long, broad, ovate, greenish yellow. Flowers are purple on the inside, the part not visible from outside. Sahyadri Ceropegia is endemic to the Sahyadri hills. Flowering: July-August.

Identification credit: Shrikant Ingalhalikar, Sushant More Photographed in Maharashtra.

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