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Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE* 

 Ceropegia hirsuta
  Author of this page: Soumen Aditya

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

  
Author:  Robert Wight & George Arnott Walker Arnott 1834
Family:  Asclepiadaceae*
Habitat:  Western India
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  3-4 metres
Flower:  Pale Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Earragadda
Synonyms:  -

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

   This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by Robert Wight and George Arnott Walker Arnott in 1844. It is found in the very drier parts of the entire Deecan as well as in Gujarat and Rajastan State, Western India. It grows in a stony gravely soil quite porus, black soil is best .Very rare, endemic species. It prefers a well drained soil with little water and some sun. It has a coarse hirsute, up to one centimetre long, generally un-branched elimleer. The tuber is spheriate or sub spheriate. The leaves are membranous, ovate-lanceolate with a rounded lease.
 It has lots of flowers. Lateral umbrellate cymes are pedunculate, corolla 3-5,5 centimetres long, light green and purple spotted, tulees, up to 4 centimetres long, are curved, funnel shaped, forming a rounded head, eiliate along the margins. Pale yellow on the outside, purple and hairy within. Flowering and fruiting from July to November.

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

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.