|Author: ||Ramalingam Kottaimuthu, 2019|
Seshachalam Hills; Southern
Medium - Maximum|
2,5 - 3,5 Centimetres
Yellow / Brownish Purple|
K.Prasad & Prasanna, 2016.|
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
was given this name by
Ramalingam Kottaimuthu in 2019. It is found in
the Seshachalam hills in southern
India, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 2,5-3,5 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 250 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellow 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 after the
type locality, the Seshachalam hills of Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.