Ceropegia manoharii Sujanapal, P.M. Salim, Anil Kumar & Sasidh.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (MILKWEED FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Apocynaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Montane Grasslands
  • Comments / notes : Grasslands between 1500-1850 m. This species is very rare and facing a higher threat due to various anthropogenic and environmental factors
  • Key identification features : Twining herb. Corolla tube, greenish yellow, dilated at base,conical with sudden constriction above,striated with purplish brown lines on the upper half, glabrous, mouth of the inflated part with inwardly directed hairs inside, inner deeply purple; lobes are strictly and completely folded back along midrib, linear oblong with rounded apex, lower half creamy white internally with an artistic roundish end, externally with brown blotches, upper half dark greenish, margin with long brown adpressed hairs, lobes connate at tip forming an ovoid head. Outer corona cupular, lobes 5, each lobe bifurcate into two divergent horn-like projections, horns of adjacent lobes paired apically; pollinia are yellow in colour attatched to brown corpusculi by short caudicles.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Wayanad district
  • Native : India
  • Endemism : Southern Western Ghats
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala.DVD, V 2, KFRI; Sujanapal, P., P.M. Salim, N. Anil Kumar and N. Sasidharan (2013). A New Species of Ceropegia (APOCYNACEAE: ASCLEPIADOIDEAE) from India With Notes on Rare & Threatened Ceropegia in Nilgiris of Western Ghats. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7(1): 342.
  • 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 manoharii. Downloaded on 23 August 2019.

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