Caralluma umbellata Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ. 47 1812. (Syn: Boucerosia campanulata Wight; Boucerosia lasiantha Wight; Boucerosia umbellata (Haw.) Wight & Arn.; Boucerosia umbellata var. companulata (Wight) Hook. f.; Caralluma campanulata (Wight) N.E.Br.; Caralluma lasiantha N.E.Br.; Desmidorchis umbellata (Haw.) Decne.; Desmidorchis umbellata (Haw.) M.R.Almeida; Desmidorchis umbellata (Haw.) Kuntze; Stapelia callamulia Buch.-Ham. ex Hook.f. (Unresolved); Stapelia umbellata Donn ex Roxb. (Unresolved));
Apocynaceae-3: Caralluma of Asclepiadaceae. Pl id the species (C. umbellata, C. diffusa or ???)
It is not Caralluma diffusa for sure.
But I don’t have much details about the plant. It is planted at the FRLHT garden, and must have been collected by … from Chitradurga or Savandurga in Karnataka.
When you collect C. diffusa from Thiruvannamali?
It is rediscovered in this February after 160 years by V. S. ramachandran et al.
Yes may be that is a variant of umbellata
In my hand also have one.
For validation I want the live collection.
If that is interesting then we can do a compined work.
Actually I am specialized in Zingiberaceae in India under Dr. M. Sabu, Professor, Dept. of Botany, Calicut University.
The revision is over.
My other specilaized genera: Premna, Striga and Caralluma
I read the article in JoTT (threatened taxa)
Pl. find the attached file contain photo of Cactus for id. request.
Location: Devanurpudur, Pollachi
It look likes Euphorbia antiquorum for me.
Not Euphorbia, this may be some Asclepediaceae plant. Any Carulluma?
Most probably it is C. umbellata or C. diffusa
Any flower photo??
It looks more of Caralluma umbellata to me too.
Kallupatti flora 150913 TBN 2 ?Caralluma for id : Attachments (2).3 posts by 2 authors.
Please identify this plant details of which are as follows:
Date : 09.06.13
Location :T.Kallupatti, Madurai dt, Tamilnadu
Altitude :less thasn 500ft
Habitat :wild on small hillock
Habit :herb on rock
Height :about 1 foot
Leaves :as shown
ID please : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
At Nallamala forest, Srisailam, AP
Can this be Caralluma sp of Apocynace?
no wonder the flower buds reminded me of the milkweed flower buds
now I know why
Got the ID
It is caralluma umbellata
TSPOCT2015-39: Images of Caralluma umbellata (Apocynaceae) shared. : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
It is my pleasure to share few images of Caralluma umbellata (Apocynaceae)
Habit: Perennial herb
Habitat: Xerophytic, Scrub forest..
Sighting: Siddarabetta, Tumkur, Karnataka, about 1000 msl.
Submission of Caralluma lasiantha : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Plant name: Caralluma umbellata Haw., Syn. Pl. Succ. 47. 1812.
Syn. Caralluma lasiantha N.E.Br.
Ver.names: Umbelled caralluma (Eng.); Kundeti kommulu కుందేటికొమ్ములు (Tel.)
Perennial diffuse herbs, stems succulent, leafless, green, 4 angled, 1- 1.5cm across, 30- 40 cm tall. Leaves minute, early deciduous. Flowers dark purple, 1.5-2 cm across, in 5-6 cm across many flowered terminal globose umbels. Pedicel 2-2.5 cm long. Calyx 5-partite, lobes ovate –lanceolate, 3-5mm long. Corolla 1.2-2cm across, broadly campanulate, valvate in bud; inner face dark purple or purple with fine yellow concentric lines; covered with very many 1-2mm long spindle shaped purple hairs on the margin and on the inner face; (C.lasiantha) lobes triangular. Corona double, the outer with 5, 2 cuspidate lobes, and the inner attached to the staminal column. Carpels 2, stigma 5 angled. Follicle not observed.
Habitat & location: Common in rock crevices in hills. Flower remains fresh for 3 days.
Succulent for ID, South Andhra Pradesh NAW-APR21-01: 3 images.
Kindly identify this succulent, probably Euphorbiacaea, about 30 cms in height. not my photographs. photographed in Chittoor district in April 2021.
Possibly Caralluma species.
This is Caralluma umbellata Haw. as per images and details herein.
I too agree with Caralluma umbellata