Botanical name: Ceropegia edulis Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
Synonyms: Caralluma edulis, Caralluma vittata, Caralluma mouretii, Caudanthera edulis
Rush Milkweed is an erect fleshy herb, 15-45 cm tall, branches nearly round, 4-grooved. Leaves (when present) 6-13 mm long, linear, pointed. Flowers are borne in pairs in axils of scale-likes bracts. Flower-stalks are 3.5-13 mm long. Sepals are 5, about 2.5 mm, hairless, ovate, pointed. Flowers are bell-shaped, purple inside, about 6-7 mm long, petals ovate-lanceshaped, pointed; outer corona 5-lobed, each lobe with 2 teeth; lobes of inner corona about 1 mm long, linear. Seedpods are 8.5-11 cm long. The plant is eaten as vegetable. Rush Milkweed is found in Western India, Punjab, Rajasthan, Pakistan (Sind, Punjab, Baluchistan). Flowering: September.
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