Ceropegia candelabrum var. candelabrum

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceropegia candelabrum L.
  • Vernacular name : Bitharige (Kannada); Nimmatai, Langatai, Bachalimanda, Pullamanda, Manchimanda, Tiyyamanda (Telugu); Nagathunba, Nota-nodhen-valli, Kammanamkizhangu (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Open deciduous and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Common on hills up to 1200m, in scrub jungles and all over dry deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : July-March
  • Collector(s) Name : K.Sankara Rao, Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy; Arun Singh R & Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 19-11-2014; 28-11-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0193; HJCB-0246
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest, Chittoor district (AP); Tirumala Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Prakasam district, Vishakapatnam district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Chittoor district, Srikakulam district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ceropegia candelabrum var. candelabrum. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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