Caralluma stalagmifera C.E.C.Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 430 1925. ;
Common name: Dark Purple Caralluma


Submission of Caralluma stalagmifera : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
Plant name: Caralluma stalagmifera C.E.C.Fisch., Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1925: 430. 1925. 
Ver.names: Dark purple caralluma (Eng.); kundeti kommulu కుందేటికొమ్ములు (Tel.).
Family: Apocynaceae
Perennial leafless herbs in dense clumps; 25–40 cm in height; stems 4-angled, leafless, 1-1.2 cm across, greyish green with brown mottling and whitish ribs. Leaves early cauducous. Flowers dark purple, 1-1.5cm across, axillary, solitary. Calyx 5-partite, lobes ovate –lanceolate. Corolla dark purple, deeply divided, rotate, spindle shaped hairs are sparsely present along the margins and apex. Corona staminal, biseriate. Follicles paired, purplish streaked, 10–13 × 0.5–1 cm, tapering towards apex. Seeds discoid, comose. 
Habitat & location: Rare. Found in dry rocky soils. 
Uses: Succulent stems on chewing suppress the appetite. Tribal people chew them when they go out in forest.

Thanks, …, for a new addition to efi.


Caralluma sps for Identification. : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Identify these Caralluma plant similar to C. stalagmifera.
Location: Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh
Altitude:  520ft.
Date: 30-1-2017

Interesting, the flower colour looks similar to Caralluma stalagmifera, but the flower is more hairy, the corona is not clear. 

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Yes, It is Caralluma stalgmifera, but due to some ecological conditions the hairs are more.


MS/ID/OCTOBER/2020/1 – ID of the plant sps. : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Please ID the plant species. Photographs received from a contact in Chennai. Looks like an Apocyanaceae member.

Seems to be some Caralluma Species.

Of course, my ID is also same. I IDied it as C.adscendence. There are sub species in this.

Caralluma stalagmifera