Images by tspkumar & K M Prabhu Kumar (inserted by TSP Kumar & J.M.Garg)







Caralluma adscendens var. attenuata:

This is Caralluma adscendens var. attenuata. I collected this species from Tamil Nadu.
The type species of the genus Caralluma is C. adscendens (Roxb.), a species originally described from India (Meve & Liede 2002). C. adscendens is a very variable species, which needs a complete revision. 6 varities of C. adscendens have been recognized from India. This is one of thw species among them.
A fleshy herb, among bushes in hills and on dry slopes of ghats. Branched stem, quadrangular, tapering from base to apex. Internodes glabrous; latex watery; leaves reduced to scale like structures, caducous. Flowers terminal, pedicels glabrous. Calyx 5-lobed, lanceolate, apex acute; corolla rotate, 5-lobed and spathulate.Corona staminal, biseriate. Stamens and pollinia 5. Follicles paired and glabrous.

Yes entire series of Caralluma is fascinating…

Paper published JOTT 8 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (1)- o352326viii146282-6286.pdf
Please find the PDF of paper published in the current issue of JOTT.-  
Notes on Caralluma adscendens (Roxb.) Haw. var. attenuata (Wight) Grav. & Mayur. (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) by K.M. Prabhu Kumar, U.C. Murshida, Binu Thomas, Satheesh George, Indira Balachandran & S. Karuppusamy- Journal of Threatened Taxa | | 26 August 2014 | 6(9): 6282–6286

Many congratulations … 

I just saw this today
a very informative paper
I found a sanskrit name for one of the carallumas… Yugmaphallottatna
DO YOU BY ANY CHANCE KNOW OF ANY OTHER NAMES other than what you wrote in the paper??

Thank you very much for your kind words.

I will inform inform you if I can get any names

TSP24OCT2015-1: Caralluma sp (Apocynaceae) for ID assistance : 5 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3)

Submitting few images of a Caralluma sp (Apocynaceae) for ID assistance….Could it be Caralluma adscendens var fimbriata…?? 

Habit: Perennial herb. 

Habitat: Xerophytic, Scrub forest..

Sighting: Garudanagiri, Arasikere, Hassan, Karnataka about 900 msl 

Date: 19-04-2015

Also consider Caralluma stalagmifera.

weird and wonderful fringed flowered caralluma

Caralluma species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

Corolla lobes 5, hairy; stems up to 50 cm, branched and attenuate; hence Caralluma adscendens var. attenuata.




Caralluma sps for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh

Date: 11-06-2017
Altitude: 2138 ft.
This Caralluma species characterize with upright (Erect) flowers with yellow strikes Corolla.
shows both Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata and Caralluma adscendens var. attenuata characters.

It looks like Caralluma adscendens (Roxb.) R. Brown var. attenuata (Wight) Gravely & Mayuranathan it is a variable species, reference: Journal of Threatened taxa, Vol 6, No 9, 2014  



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