Ceropegia pubescens Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 81 1831. (syn: Ceropegia tsaiana Tsiang);
Common name: Yellow Himalayan Ceropegia • Nepali: बन सिमि Ban Semi
China (Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, India (NE-India, temperate Himalayas, Darjeeling) as per Catalogue of Life;


Ceropegia pubescens Wall. : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 7500 ft.
Date: 22 July 2017
Nepali Names : बन सिमि Ban Simi  / मिर्के लहरो Mirke Laharo


Ceropegia pubescens Wall. : 10 posts by 1 author. 8 very high res. images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
Date: 07 August 2020
Elevation: 2192 m.
Habit : Wild 

Nepali Names : मिर्के  लहरो Mirke Laharo /  वन सिमी  Van Simee

BK0029-Oct-03-2020 Ceropegia : 12 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)- 819 kb.
Ceropegia sp
Family: Apocynaceae
Location: Kaski, Pokhara
Elevation: 1200-1500m asl
Habitat: Wild
Satge: Flowering on the month of July

Looks different …

Here is the leaf with complete flower
Attachments (1)- 813 kb.

Ceropegia hookeri C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f. !

It looks alike…but the elevation and detail characters are not matching (especially corona) to Ceropegia hookeri C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f

ca. 3000 m. 
band of ciliate hairs ca. 2/3 up tube on inside;

Not satisfied with C. hookeri as it has glabrous Corolla lobes, hairy at neck of corolla tube

but this species attached above has long and hairy corolla lobes, glabrous corolla tube.
Checked at efloraofindia.. not matching…
Does any one have the photo of C. hookeri ?,
please attach here for comparison…

Also leaf is not matching as C hookeri, has ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate leaf…which is different here….

Not satisfied with C. hookeri as it has glabrous Corolla lobes, hairy at neck of corolla tube

but this species attached above has long and hairy corolla lobes, glabrous corolla tube.
Also leaf is not matching as C hookeri,  has ovate-lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate leaf…which is different here….
Checked at efloraofindia..not matching…
Does any one have the photo of C. hookeri ?,
please attach here for comparison…

It is not C.hookeri (has inflorescence 1 or 2 flowered and corolla narrowing gradually from base to throat), but here it is 4-5 flowered and corolla bulbous at base, Also corolla lobes are different.

Please check here Ceropegia! May be other sp.

I think it’s close to Ceropegia pubescens Wall. as per comparative images at Ceropegia
Your colour of column is on the maroonish side and hairy on the corona. Otherwise other aspects are the same.
I also could not find any other species closer.

Colours and hairiness of young flowers/ buds match.

Thank You …! But the base of the corolla tube is more bulbous and the corolla lobes look different. So there is no total matching.

Yes, …,
“Corolla yellow, 5-5.5 cm; tube 3-3.5 cm, base slightly inflated, throat 3-5 mm in diam., narrower than base; lobes linear, 2-2.5 cm, basal ca. 1 cm orange-yellow, wider and strongly revolute, apical part ± subulate, purple. “
There seems variation in this portion.
I could find the exact match in an image by Stainton, John David Adam from Nepal as per GBIF.

Thank You …! It Looks similar on images by Adam Stainton.
But both looks a bit dissimilar to C. pubescens
Could not find similar photos with hairy lobes and even not mentioned in text.

Thank You for the info.. still not clear about corolla lobes…

May be it could be a new species then!

Could be …as not seen this type of photos except by A. Stainton

Hope to find it again..

I guess this is not C. pubescens and guess not even C. hookeri.

I could find the exact match in an image by Stainton, John David Adam from Nepal as per GBIF.


Ceropegia pubescens Wall: 5 very high res. images.

Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date:  18 July 2021
Elevation:  2500m.
Habit : Wild


SK 3318 15 January 2022: 8 images.

Location: Central Nepal 
Altitude: 1700 m.
Date: August 2021 
Habit : Wild
Ceropegia … ????

efi thread. ???

Is it a Picher plant?

I have mentioned the genus name !

Ceropegia sps.

Ceropegia pubescens as per images and details herein.

I am not sure as also posted from …!

Ceropegia from Meghalaya: 1 image.
Does anybody recognize this Ceropegia from Meghalaya?

Wild, Meghalaya, 19.9.2022
I have no other details.

Pl. check with comparative images at Ceropegia

Ceropegia pubescence it is

Very different compared to the sp. found in Nepal.

Thank you all for replying. It looks to me different from C. pubescens, beacause the lobes.
I have found an unidentified photo of the same taxon at Alamy website, also from Meghalaya:

But no ID !

I will go with …, who is an expert on this group, as per images and details at Ceropegia pubescens
It is a bit variable as can be seen from different observations at Ceropegia pubescens

The coiling of the corolla is a common phenomenon among Ceropegia/ Brachystelma group. This phenomenon can be seen more often in Section Tiloris  H. Huber of Ceropegia



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