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Rolla's Ceropegia (खरपुडी)

Ceropegia rollae


Rolla's Ceropegia is a tall erect, tuberous herb, Endemic to Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Stem pubescent. Leaves ovate, puberulous above. Cymes subaxillary and terminal, many flowered, peduncle and pedicals hirsute. Flower 2.3-3.5 cm long, tube 1.5-2.5 cm long, base slightly inflated, inside aring of haors at the bottom, rest glabrous; petals 8-13 x 2.5 mm, linear oblong, hairless. Outer corona of five short, entire or notched lobes, ciliate, inner erect, subclavate.


Flowering: August-September. It grows on the open top of both the forts at an altitude of about 1200-1300 m.


Endemic to Maharashtra and Critically Endangered.

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Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 7 years ago

ohh... sorry...
spotting removed from biobitz mission by 1 of PN ranger

Hi Rajas, it is not a problem with Noah, it is a problem with Chrome, which you presumably are using. It can be removed from Firefox if you have that, and should also work with Safari or IE8.

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 7 years ago

there is a problem in noah...
I can not remove it..
i have tried several times...

Rajas, this spotting should not be in the USA BioBlitz mission or the Trees mission, please remove it, and all your other spottings which are in incorrect missions. You may only add spottings to missions if they are within the defined parameters of those missions.

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 7 years ago

Maria dB: Yes, it is only found on particular mountain range of Maharashtra, India.

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 7 years ago

Leuba: Here in India if you want to secure this plant, then you have to just keep quiet, don't tell anyone and must not share with the government :D :D

Maria dB
Maria dB 7 years ago

Wonderful series! It seems to be the first on Noah of this endangered species. Well done!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Beautiful ! I hope something's being done to secure the future for this beauty..thanks for sharing this, Rajas D.

Rajas Deshpande
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Rajas Deshpande

Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Sep 15, 2013
Submitted on Sep 19, 2013

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