|Author: ||Ramalingam Kottaimuthu, 2019|
Andhra Pradesh; SE India |
K.Prasad, A.Naray. & Meve, 2018.|
By mistake: Ceropegia ananthapuramense, Kottaim. 2019.
This member of the Asclepiadaceae*
was given this name by
in 2019. It is found in
Southern Deccan Plateau; Gorantla
hills, Andhra Pradesh, south-eastern India, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 2-4 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 4-8 centimetres in height. The flowers are 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
area it is found in: Ananthapuramu.
*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.