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  Ceropegia thwaitesii
 
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  Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE
  Citation:  Ceropegia thwaitesii Hook. in Bot. Mag. t. 4758. 1854; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 71. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 858(603). 1923; M.Y. Ansari, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 16: 30. 1984; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 287. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 297. 1994.
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  Description: Twiner; branchlets glabrous. Leaves ovate to ovate-lanceolate, to 12 x 3.5 cm, glabrous, base acute, apex acuminate; petiole to 2 cm. Cymes 1- to 5-flowered; peduncle to 1.5 cm; pedicel to 2.5 cm; bracts linear, 5 mm. Calyx-lobes 5, linear, 1 cm, glabrous. Corolla greenish with purple blotches near mouth of tube, and a purple band across the lobes within; tube to 4 cm, inflated below, narrow in the middle and gradually expanding towards the mouth; lobes 5, ovate, 1 cm, glabrous, apex acute. Outer corona of 5 bifid, hairy segments longer than staminal column; segments of inner corona linear, twice as long as the outer, tips straight. Follicles to 22 x 0.7 cm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude:
  Localities: Aruvanpara, Aruvampara, Ponmudi
   
 
   
 
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