Ceropegia juncea Roxb.

 
  • Family : ASCLEPIADACEAE
    (Milkweed Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AAK FAMILY (आक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : APOCYNACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ceropegia juncea Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Jakili (Kannada); Pulichan (Tamil); Bellagada (Telugu); Valakody (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments / notes : Along foothills and plains; on thickets and fences
  • Key identification features : Leaves are deciduous; stem purplish brown; latex watery.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, Villipuram district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; 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. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ceropegia juncea. Downloaded on 1 April 2020.

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