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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. 1-½ 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