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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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4 Comments

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 6 years ago

Thank you friends.. :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 6 years ago

One of my favorite plant genera!...nice

Leonardo Castro
Leonardo Castro 6 years ago

Very interesting spotting! Thanks for sharing, Rajas!

Nice spotting, series and information!

Rajas Deshpande
Spotted by
Rajas Deshpande

Maharashtra, India

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

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