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  Ceropegia metziana
  Citation:  Ceropegia metziana Miq., Anal. Bot. Ind. 3: 11. 1852; M.Y. Ansari, Fasc. Fl. Ind. 16: 25. 1984; Sasidh. & Swarup., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 18: 633. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 286. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 207. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 249. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 193. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 317. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 530. 2009. Ceropegia gracilis Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci. ser. 3, 1: 53. 1864. Ceropegia brevicollis Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 74. 1883, p. p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 859(604). 1923,p.p. Ceropegia stocksii sensu Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 859(604). 1923, non Hook. f. 1883.
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  Description: Twiners, stem pubescent at nodes. Leaves simple, opposite, 10-15 x 3-5 cm, ovate or ovate-oblong, apex acute or acuminate, mucronate, base acute; petiole 2-3 cm long. Peduncle to 2 cm long, glabrous or hairy; flowers few together rarely solitary; pedicels 2-2.5 cm long, stout. Sepals 7 mm long, linear. Corolla to 7.5 cm long, base inflated, funnel-shaped above, lobes to 3.5 cm long, ovate-deltoid, dull pink with purple dots. Outer corona 6 mm across, lobes deltoid, bifid, hairy; inner corona 2.5 mm long, glabrous. Follicle 23-28 cm long, 5 mm thick, terete, with a 5 cm long beak; seeds 10 x 3 mm, oblong; coma 15 mm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-November
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Habitat: Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, Yellow, Red, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Southern Western Ghats
  IUCN status: Vulnerable (VU)
  Altitude: 600-1200
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Karimala Hills, Rosemala, Kallar, Mlappara, Kottamala, Kakki hills, on way to Vandiperiyar
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