Ceropegia candelabrum

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Ceropegia candelabrum L.
  • Synonyms : Ceropegia biflora L.
  • Common Name : Kundher, Candlestick Ceropegia
  • Plant Family : Asclepiadaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Ceropegia candelabrum Plant :

  • Habit : A twinning herbaceous succulent climber with a roundish tuberous root.
  • Leaves : Opposite, petiolate, slightly fleshy, linear, elliptical-rounded tip.
  • Inflorescence : Flowers are borne in clusters on small stalks.
  • Flowers :
    • Whitish yellow having swollen tube at the base.
    • Corolla lobes linear, hairy, fused at the top, greenish-yellow tinged with red-brown stripes.
    • The corolla tube is straight or bent and widens towards the top end.
    • The two halves are completely bent along the longitudinal axis to the outside and intertwine with the peaks above the corolla tube.
    • The hairy inside is yellowish to greenish with the tips purple.
  • Fruit : Seed pods cylindric.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : October - December