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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Ceropegia bulbosa
  Author of this page: Soumen Aditya

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.  It is C. bulbosa var. bulbosa.
This plant was collected on Mahabaleshwar Mount,
850 meters height, Maharashtra State.

  
Author:  William Roxburgh 1795
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  India
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5-12 centimetres
Height:  2 metres
Flower:  Greenish
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

Close-up of the flower by: Soumen Aditya.

 

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by William Roxburgh. It is very widely distributed, growing sporadically almost throughout India in red laterite soil. The leaves are subsessile to petiolate while C. b. var. bulbosa has orbicular to ovate leaves. The flowers are pale gray at lease, becoming greyish-purple towards the mouth. Corollar up to 2,5 centimetres long, glabrous on the exterior. The tube with a globose inflated lease. 1- men the length of the tube are linear above on ovate, deltoid lease purple within and very hairy inside. Flowering and fruting from October to around January. The tuber are approx 35 grams to 430 grams, five to twelve centimetres in diameter, sometime flattened caudex, gray to white colour. The vines can reach two metres.

*This family might been incorporated in the Apocynaceae family now.

Flowering branch by: Soumen Aditya.

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.