Ceropegia maculata Bedd., Madras J. Lit. Sci., ser. 3, 1: 52 (1864);
India (Kerala, Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;
S. India as per POWO;
Common name: Spotted Ceropegia

Slender glabrous herbs. Leaves to 8.5 x 5.5 cm, ovate, acute or acuminate, base obtuse or rounded, membranous; nerves 3 pairs; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Peduncles shorter than the petioles. Flowers few to many, subumbellate; pedicel 1 cm long; sepals 3 mm long, linear; corolla to 1.8 cm long, base slightly inflated, greenish-violet on lower 2/3, white above, thinly villous in a ring inside, lobes 4 mm long, ovate, bluish-green, sparsely hairy; outer corona of 5 lobes, each deeply divided, hairy at base; inner corona linear as long as or slightly longer than the outer.
Flowering and fruiting: September-November
Semi-evergreen forests
(Attributions: Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)

506 ID wild climber Ceropegia: 10 very high res. images.
Please ID wild climber
Location: bloomed near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Kerala INDIA
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 02NOV2023, 02.50pm
Habitat: wild moisture rocky evergreen misty sloppy canopied alpine
Plant habit: twining climber, branches, weak cylindrical smooth stem 04mm base diameter, annual
Host plant: Bamboo
Height: 02 meters
Leaves: opposite heart shaped acute fleshy leathery glossy, size upto: 06×3.5cm
Flower: axillary umbel inflorescence, size: 03x 0.3cm, whitish green, non fragrant
Camera: CANON EOS1500D +FL10x

Ceropegia evansii Mc Cann !

Yes, it is Ceropegia evansii dear …, thank you very much for ID my plant

Someone commented that it is C. maculata? at Flora of Western ghats. I observe some similarities also.

I think he is right !

But what about my plant’s umbel flower buds’ count and broad leaves?

Thank you very much for sharing more information. I observed many similarities, please confirm if it is C. evansii or maculata.

Could not decide but looks more close to evansii !

Thank you very much for your reply. Sharing fruit image.
Fruit: paired elongated glabrous purplish green cylindrical size: 01 feet length, 4mm diameter.
1 high res. image.

I guess it is maculata


POWO   Catalogue of Life  Flora of peninsular India India Flora Online  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal  IBIS Flora
Rediscovery of Ceropegia maculata Bedd. (Apocynaceae: Ceropegieae) after 154 years from Tamil Nadu, India– January 2018- Rajasekar Chinnaiyan, Jeevith Selvaraj, Ramalingam Kottaimuthu (Abstract: Ceropegia maculata Bedd. has been rediscovered after a period of 154 years from Tamil Nadu. A detailed description and other relevant information are provided based on recent collections. A key to the species of section Janthina Huber in Western Ghats is also provided.)

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