Ceropegia bulbosa var. lushii (Graham) Hook.f.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Basionym : Ceropegia lushii Graham
  • Synonym(s) : Ceropegia acuminata Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceropegia bulbosa Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Hallika, Jolaka (Kannada); Kola nimmatai (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Moist and dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills above 1200m.
  • Key identification features : Leaves fleshy, lanceolate
  • Flower, Fruit : July-December
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Srikakulam district (Srikakulam district), Addatigala forest (East Godavari district), Javapuram Hills (Vishakapatnam district), Guntur district (Guntur district), Nagalapuram Hills (Chittoor district), Kadapa district, Anantapur district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Tamil Nadu : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Parigam RF (Villipuram district), Kanchipuram district (Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district), Alangayam RF (Tiruvannamalai district), Tippukadu RF (Vellore district)
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, S.Africa, Malaysia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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 bulbosa var. lushii. Downloaded on 2 July 2020.

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