Caralluma indica (Wight & Arn.) N.E.Br., Gard. Chron. III, 12: 369 1892. (Syn: Boucerosia hutchinia Decne. [Illegitimate]; Boucerosia indica (Wight & Arn.) Plowes; Desmidorchis indica (Wight & Arn.) Kuntze; Hutchinia indica Wight & Arn.);

by K M Prabhu Kumar (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details,
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Habit: Herb

Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles 
Peninsular India

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This is Caralluma indica, collected from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
The flower showing amazing colour variations from Green, white and red.
C. indica flowers have a odour of rotten fungus and the underground stem is whitish.
Flowers terminal, umbellate cyme, few flowered (4-8). Calyx 5-lobed, ovate-oblong, apex acute. Corona staminal and biseriate, lobes green, light-yellow with extreme tip purplish. Hairs are present except the tip portion.

A great collection of Caralluma spp. 

Thanks for sharing …

Another awesome close up of the flower … Rightly said by … Great series of Caralluma

Thanks … for showing us these beautiful pics of Caralluma’s from Tamilnadu and Kerala. Great pictures.



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