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Jaini Ceropegia

Ceropegia jainii

Description:

Jaini Ceropegia is a very rare and threatened herb, endemic to the Sahyadri Hills. It is a small erect herb, 10-20 cm high, with tuberous root. Tubers are hairless, 2-3 cm. Slender stem is green with oppositely arranged leaves. Leaves are linear-lanceshaped, 2-5 cm long, hairy on both sides, margins with stiff hairs. Flowers occur singly in leaf axils. Slender flower-stalks are 6-10 mm long. Sepals are lance-shaped, 3-5 mm. Flowers are 2 cm long, tubular, with the tube enlarged at the base and white. Five narrow linear petals are 1 cm long, reddish-purple, and hairy at the base. Sometimes the flower is completely purplish-red.

Habitat:

Flowering: August-October.


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3 Comments

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 3 years ago

Thank you friends.. :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 4 years ago

One of my favorite plant genera!...nice

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 4 years ago

Very interesting spotting! Thanks for sharing, Rajas!

Nice spotting, series and information!

Maharashtra, India

Lat: 17.64, Long: 74.31

Spotted on Oct 2, 2013
Submitted on Oct 29, 2013

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