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Ceropegia sahyadrica

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Found this plant at Grootscholten.

Author: M.Y. Ansari & B.G. Kulkarni, 1971
Origin:  Western India
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  White / Dark Purple
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ceropegia sahyadrica var. karulensis  Kambale & S.R.Yadav.

This member of the Asclepiadaceae* family was described by M.Y. Ansari & Balwant Govind Kulkarni in 1971. It is found in Khandala, Sinhagad, Sakharpathar, Ambavane, Amboli Ghat, Ratnagiri and Maharashtra in India, growing in a well drained soil with some to lots of water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres, the stem to 30 centimetres height. The flowers are white and dark purple inside.

The genera name is from the Greek word keropegion meaning 'candelabrum', because Linnaeus thought that the flowers looked like candles. The species name is derived from the Malayalam word Sahyadri for the Western Ghats.

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