Ansari & B.G. Kulkarni, 1971
Medium - Maximum
Ceropegia sahyadrica var. karulensis
Kambale & S.R.Yadav.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
family was described by
M.Y. Ansari & Balwant Govind Kulkarni in 1971. It is
found in Khandala,
Sinhagad, Sakharpathar, Ambavane, Amboli Ghat, Ratnagiri and
Maharashtra in India, growing
in a well drained soil with some to lots of
water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres, the
stem to 30 centimetres height. The flowers are white and dark purple
The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning
'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like
candles. The species name is derived from
the Malayalam word Sahyadri for the Western Ghats.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.