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Ceropegia mahajanii

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 From the publication of the basionym.

From the publication of the baisonym.

Author: Peter Vincent Bruyns, 2017
Origin:   Ebbanad, Nilgiri; India
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1-5 Centimetres
Height:  4-25 Centimetres
Flower:   Greenish Yellow
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Brachystelma mahajanii, Kambale & S.R.Yadav, 2014.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was given this name by Peter Vincent Bruyns in 2017. It is found along the eastward slopes of the Nilgiris in India, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow from one to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from four to 25 centimetres in height. The flowers are greenish yellow.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name in honour of Dr S D Mahajan, professor in Botany at Shivaji Univercity, Kolhapur.

*)Accordantly to the latest taxonomic system; APG IV 2016, Asclepiadaceae is now part of the Apocynaceae.