Caralluma adscendens var. adscendens

    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Basionym : Stapelia adscendens Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Vaddaramegate (Kannada); Eluvan, Muyalkombu chedi (Tamil); Kundetikommulu (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On foothills and hill slopes to 900m, in sheltered places amongst rocky crevices and inside thickets away from grazing. Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  • Flower, Fruit : July-October (Western Ghats)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Guntur district
    • Telangana : Mehboobnagar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district, TVM
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. adscendens var. adscendens. Downloaded on 26 June 2022.

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