Intermediate Ceropegia
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Intermediate Ceropegia
P Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Intermediate Ceropegia
Botanical name: Ceropegia intermedia    Family: Apocynaceae (Oleander family)
Synonyms: Ceropegia candelabrum Thw., Ceropegia tuberosa Wall.

Intermediate Ceropegia is a hairless twiner with leaves up to 10 x 2 cm, lanceshaped, pointed to tapering, base rounded or pointed; nerves 3-4 pairs; leaf-stalk 1-1.7 cm long. Flowers are purple, up to 3 x 1 cm, few to many together, in racemes in leaf-axils. Flower-stalks are 1.5 cm long; sepals 4 x 0.6 mm, linear; flower tube 2 cm long, prominently dialated at base, narrow above; petals 10 x 3 mm, ovate, velvet-hairy inside; gynostegium 4 x 0.9 mm; outer corona shallowly lobed, lobes blunt; inner corona lobes spoon-shaped, fused above. Intermediate Ceropegia is endemic to Peninsular India. Flowering: June-December.

Identification credit: Sushant More Photographed in Kerala.

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