White Flattened Ceropegia
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White Flattened Ceropegia
ative Photo: Pradnyavant Mane
Common name: White Flattened Ceropegia • Marathi: काडा खान्तुडी Kada Khantudi
Botanical name: Ceropegia santapaui    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)

White Flattened Ceropegia is an erect, tuberous herb, endemic to Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Flattened, large, pointed dome is one of the characteristics of this species. It is a twinning herb, up to 1.5 m long, nearly hairless. Leaves are boradly to narrowly lance-shaped, 5-12 cm long, 2-4 cm wide, on stalks which are up to 3.5 cm long. Flowers are borne in a 4-9 flowered umbel. Flowers are white to pale pink, 1-1.5 cm, with an ovoid inflated part below and a straight tube. The petals on top are boradly ovate to heart-shaped, 4-7 X 4-10 mm, with the tips fused together, forming a depressed globe. White Flattened Ceropegia is endemic to Maharashtra. Flowering: August-September.

Identification credit: Pradnyavant Mane Photographed in Ratanagiri, Maharashtra.

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