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  Ceropegia ensifolia
 
  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Ceropegia ensifolia Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 3, 1: 52. 1864 & Ic. t. 173. 1874; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 75. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 859(604). 1923; M.Y. Ansari, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 16: 14. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 246. 1989; Bruyns, Rheedea 7(2):111.1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 425. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 248. 1998. Ceropegia albiflora Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 75. 1885; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 859(604). 1923. Ceropegia ciliata Wight ssp. ensifolia (Bedd.) Huber, Mem. Soc. Bro. 12: 69. t. 3. f. 36. 1957; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 286. 1990.
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  Description: Glabrous twiner; tuber 2.5 cm across, subglobose. Leaves to 10 x 0.5 cm, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, base attenuate into a short petiole. Cymes 5-10 cm long, axillary, pubescent. Flowers green, few together; sepals 4 x 1 mm, lanceolate; corolla tube 1.5 cm long, slightly dialated below, narrow above; lobes 1.5 cm long, oblong, glabrous; outer corona 2 mm across, lobes deltoid, ciliate; inner corona spathulate, 1.5 mm long, ciliate towards base.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Kottayam, Idukki, Palakkad, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grasslands
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
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  Localities: Pachakkanam, Lock-hert gap, Damsite, Valiyaparathode, Karasurymala
   
 
   
 
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