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.
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