Image by Sharad^& aneeta Kindre (Inserted by Sushant More)

Ceropegia noorjahaniae M.A.Ansari, J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 69: 250 1972.; 



Ceropegias : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.  

2 Ceropegi noorjehaniae–located on the way to Pateshwar near Satara, on 12 th August 10.

Beautiful photos of the Ceropegias. Seems like you have a particular interest for Ceropegias. Have you seen the Ceropegias of the North-East ? There are also some endemics in Tamilnadu and Kerala.



Ceropegia noorjahaniae :  Attachments (1).  

Ceropegia noorjahaniae.

Lovely plant named by Ansari after his Wife 

Thats a cute name. Is it named after historical character or some person of recent era!!

Ceropegia noorjahaniae M.A.Ansari J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 69(1): 250 (1972).
This is considered to be threatened in Maharastra.

Note the presence of three flower in one stalk which is unique character of this taxa and differentiates noorjahaniae from a newly described species Ceropegia bhatii.



FLORA PICTURE OF THE YEAR 2014_Anita Kindre : 9 posts by 9 authors. Attachments (1).

Almost after a long time, I am back on Eflora 🙂
Here I am Sharing my first post in this New Year !!
In the Monsoon 2014, I had visited few places of Pune, Satara and surrounding region in the search of Ceropegia !! In the first week of August, me and wildlife photography group has decided to search rare beauty “Ceropegia noorjahaniae” !! Almost after a 3-4 hour searching in the field, we find this beautiful flower. It was very difficult to identify this small herb in grassland habitat. Plant was totally camouflaged with grasses on the slope.
Also, I am very glad to share that, my Ceropegia noorjahaniae’s photo is 1st WINNER photograph of wildlife photography competition under the category Endemic and Endangered !! Photography competition was organised by Indradhanush Environmental Centre, Pune & Rajiv Gandhi Park Pune.
Sharing same photograph as my Flora Picture of the Year 2014, which gave me special honour in 2014 !! 🙂 Ceropegia noorjahaniae, Asclepiadaceae

Beautiful picture … and the memories associated with such a find will always remain fresh and energising…the honour was an added bonus..

Thanks for sharing this find ! 

Salute to a budding explorer & photographer. Wonderful photo & details.

A fine picture of rare and endemic species.

Hope the populations are stable in native habitats.
Aptly selected Flora picture of the Year!




The Plant List  ceropegia minks  1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett 

India Biodiversity Portal 

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