Ceropegia saldanhae (Britto & Bruyns) Bruyns, S. African J. Bot. 112: 430. 2017 [18 Jul 2017] (syn: Brachystelma saldanhae Britto & Bruyns);
India (Tamil Nadu) as per Catalogue of Life;


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Brachystelma saldanhae S.J. Britto & P.V. Bruyns for addition to eflora page : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)- around 800 kb each. 

I am herewith attaching the photos of Brachystelma saldanhae S.J. Britto & P.V. Bruyns for adding in to eflora page.
Habit: A small tuberous herb.
Locality: Shervaroyan Hills, ca 1500 m asl, Salem Dist., Tamil Nadu.
DoP: 31-07-2014.
Ref.:
S. JOHN BRITTO and PETER V. BRUYNS (2016). THREE NEW SPECIES OF BRACHYSTELMA FROM TAMIL NADU, INDIA. Haseltonia 22: 48–54.


Why Catalogue of Life gives it as a synonym for Ceropegia saldanhae (Britto & Bruyns) Bruyns ?

Brachystelma mahajanii S.Kamble, S.Yadav


You mean it is different species from that stated by …


Yes technically speaking brachystelma saldanhae is syn on B.mahajanii


i am not sure i understand … response


As this species was described in 2016, there must be some publication after that which must have shifted it to Ceropegia, as considered by Catalogue of Life. Can we find that? 


Prof. Peter V. Bruyns is so kind enough to share the details I requested regarding Brachystelma saldanhae with a wonderful article entitled “A revised, phylogenetically-based concept of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae)”. He has provided the following information on my query
Prof. Peter V. Bruyns

“The photos you sent are of Ceropegia saldanhae. This is not the same species as C. mahajanii. A very detailed explanation of why these changes were made is contained in the paper I have attached here. Perhaps you would like to read through it and see for yourself why this was done. Perhaps the most important facts are that the Indian Brachystelmas are NOT related to the African ones and that both groups are nested deeply within different groups of Ceropegia.”

The article attached (more than 8 MB) herein this mail is really a great contribution which has provided many insights regarding Ceropegia. So, Brachystelma saldanhae is now Ceropegia saldanhae. The name given in the Catalogue of Life is updated one.


References:

Catalogue of Life  IPNI
 

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