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Flowers

Evans
Ceropegia

Critically Endangered

Unknown

Evans Ceropegia

Ceropegia evansii

Evans Ceropegia is a twining climber with subterranean storage tuber. The stem is almost always unbranched and not or only slightly softly hairy. Leaves are ovate or ovate-lanceolate in shape. The flowers stand in few flowered inflorescences, they are about 6 cm long. The lower part is light grey or whitish in colour and sometimes shows faint greyish lines. The petals are white in their lower half and pale yellow in their upper. Usually it grows in Carvia callosa canopy on steep slopes.

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Regional Names
  • Marathi:
    इवान खरपुडी
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Taxanomy

GENTIANALES
ASCLEPIADACEAE
Ceropegia evansii

Quick Facts
  • It was believed to be extinct, but was rediscovered later. It is still a very threatened species.
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