Ceropegia hirsuta Wight & Arn.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceropegia hirsuta Wight & Arn.
  • Vernacular name : Hamana (Marathi)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : On hills up to 900m,normally twining on thickets.
  • Key identification features : Latex is watery; tuber is compressed-globose.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district (GKVK, Campus)
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district, Satara district, Pune district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Near Threatened (NT)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; 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 hirsuta. Downloaded on 27 October 2020.

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