Ceropegia lucida Wall., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 2: 33 1831. (syn:
India (E-Himalaya, NE-India), peninsular Malaysia (Penang), Myanmar [Burma]
(Mandalay), China (Guangdong, Hainan), Thailand as per Catalogue of Life
Common name: Shining Ceropegia
Ceropegia lucida Wall. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)-Ceropegia lucida paper.pdf – Ceropegia lucida- rediscovery & new distribution record for aAunachal Pradesh, India.
Namdhapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh, 2011
Ceropegia lucida Wall. is a perennial, extensive twinning herbs4 . Stem sparsely hairy–glabrous. Leaves simple, opposite– decussate, exstipulate, petiolate; petiole 0.8–1 cm long, slender, pilose; leaf lamina 7–9 cm long, elliptic–lanceolate, oblong–lanceolate, acute–acuminate at apex, narrowed at base, slightly fleshy, dark green above, pale below, glabrous, ciliolate along margin. Inflorescence extra-axillary, 4–6-flowered umbellate cymes; peduncle c. 2 cm long, puberulous, fleshy. Flowers yellowish-green with purple spots, pedicellate; pedicel 1– 1.8 cm long, terete, glabrous. Calyx 5- partite, sepals linear–subulate, glabrous. Corolla 1.8–2.7 cm long; corolla tube 1.2–2.5 cm long, cylindrical throughout, hardly dilated at base, cylindrical, funnel-shaped at throat, with ring of hairs at the throat of dilated part. Corolla lobes 0.7–2.5 cm long (Figure 1), greenishyellow blotched with purple, broadly or elliptic–oblong, spathulate, connate at the tip, transluscent hairy along margins at upper half, hairs are considerably long. Corona biseriate, outer corona with five shortly bifid-deltoid lobes, ciliate along margin; inner corona of 5 erectodivergent linear–clavate, lobes.
Flowering of the species starts in September and lasts up to November
Congrats, Sushant ji, for the great observation
Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 IPNI
POWO GBIF (with type specimen) BSI Flora of India checklist Flowers of India theceropegiablog JSTOR (Specimen)
NOTES ON THE TAXONOMIC HISTORY, REDISCOVERY AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF TWO ENDANGERED SPECIES OF CEROPEGIA (ASCLEPIADACEAE) FROM SIKKIM HIMALAYA D.C. Nautiyal, S.K. Sharma and M.K. Pandit Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas Vol. 3, No. 2 (25 NOVEMBER 2009), pp. 815-822 (Abstract- Ceropegia hookeri C.B. Clarke ex Hook.f. and C. lucida Wall, have been reported to be endangered or possibly extinct from India. This contribution marks rediscovery of the C. lucida from Sikkim after a gap of nearly 133 years. We could locate a single population of C. hookeri comprising about 8-10 individuals near Lachen village. These individuals showed a patchy distribution in about one square kilometer area. Likewise, we observed only two populations of C. lucida restricted to Lachung area of North Sikkim. Both these species have low population sizes and are faced with degradation and loss of habitat. Our studies confirm the critically endangered status of these species and we report that a large number of their populations have already gone extinct from the wild. In this paper we discuss collection history, taxonomy, habitat characteristics and conservation status of these two species in view of the various threats to their survival in nature and suggest urgent ex situ and in situ conservation measures for these species.)