2013


Ceropegia pullaiahii Kullayiswamy, Sandhyarani & Karuppusamy

Diese Art wurde im Jahr 2013 wissenschaftlich beschrieben, sie ähnelt Ceropegia mahabalei Hemadri & M. Y. Ansari, unterscheidet sich von dieser Art aber durch ihren windenden Wuchs und ihre dreiblütigen Cymen. [1]

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Die Pflanze hat eine unterirdische Knolle, der unbehaarte Trieb wächst anfangs aufrecht, beginnt aber mit zunehmender Länge zu winden, er erreicht Längen von etwa 2 m.

Die Blätter sind sehr grasähnlich, sehr schmal linear bis lanzettförmig, bis zu 12 cm lang aber nur etwa 0,3 cm breit.

Die Blüten erscheinen in dreiblütigen Cymen, sie sind etwa 8 cm lang und erinnern in ihrer Form sehr an die Blüten von C. mahabalei. [1]

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Die neue Art stammt aus offenen, trockenen laubwerfenden Wäldern im Anantapur-Distrikt im indischen Bundesstaat Andrah Pradesh.

Die Art ist der lokalen Bevölkerung durchaus wohlbekannt, ihr einheimischer Name lautet Bodanimmatagadda, ihre unterirdischen Knollen werden zu Nahrungszwecken gesammelt. [1]

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Ceropegia pullaiahii Kullayiswamy, Sandhyarani & Karuppusamy

This species was scientifically described in the year 2013, it is very similar to Ceropegia mahabalei Hemadri & M. Y. Ansari, but differs from that species by its twining habit and its three-flowered cymes. [1]

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The plant has a subterranean storage tuber, the glabrous stem grows initially erect but begins to wind when getting somewhat longer, it reaches lengthes of about 2 m.

The leaves are very grass-like, very narrow linear to lancet-shaped, up to 12 cm long but only about 0,3 cm wide.

The flowers appear in three-flowered cymes, they are about 8 cm long and very similar in their shape to the flowers of C. mahabalei. [1]

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The new species comes from open, dry deciduous forests in the Anantpur District in the Indian state of Andrah Pradesh.

The species is well known to the local people, its local name is Bodanimmatagadda, its subterranean tubers are harvested for food purposes. [1]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] K. R. Kullayiswamy; S. Sandhyarani; S. Karuppusamy: Ceropegia pullaiahii sp. nov. (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) from India. Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 166-169. 2013

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Ceropegia karulensis Punekar, Tamhankar, Lakshmin., Kumaran, Raut, S. K. Srivast. & Kavade

Dies ist eine neuentdeckte, aber bisher noch nicht formal beschriebene Art aus Karul Ghat im Kolhapur-Distrikt in Maharashtra / Indien.

Die Art ist nah verwandt mit den typischen aufrechtwachsenden indischen Arten wie Ceropegia sahyadrica Ansari & Kulk..

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Ceropegia karulensis Punekar, Tamhankar, Lakshmin., Kumaran, Raut, S. K. Srivast. & Kavade

This is a newly discovered, but not yet formally described species, found in Karul Ghat in the Kolhapur District in Maharashtra / India.

The species is closely related to the typical upright growing Indian species like Ceropegia sahyadrica Ansari & Kulk..

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source:

– S. A. Punekar; S. A. Tamhankar; P. Lakshminarasimhan; K. P. N. Kumaran; A. Raut; S. K. Srivastava: Systematics and molecular phylogenetic analysis of erect species of Ceropegia section Buprestis (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae), with two new species from India. Nelumbo 55: 1-25. 2013
– Mayuri Phadnis: More flower power for Western Ghats. Pune Mirror Apr 28, 2014

Ceropegia pullaiahii Kullayiswamy, Sandhyarani & Karuppusamy

Ceropegia pullaiahii wurde im Jahr 2013 wissenschaftlich beschrieben, sie ähnelt Ceropegia mahabalei Hemadri & M. Y. Ansari, unterscheidet sich von dieser Art aber durch ihren windenden Wuchs und ihre dreiblütigen Cymen.

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Die neue Art stammt aus offenen, trockenen laubwerfenden Wäldern im Anantapur-Distrikt im indischen Bundesstaat Andrah Pradesh.

Ihre unterirdischen Knollen werden von der lokalen Bevölkerung gegessen.

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Ceropegia pullaiahii Kullayiswamy, Sandhyarani & Karuppusamy

Ceropegia pullaiahii was scientifically described in the year 2013, it is very similar to Ceropegia mahabalei Hemadri & M. Y. Ansari, but differs from that species by its twining habit and its three-flowered cymes.

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The new species comes from open, dry deciduous forests in the Anantpur District in the Indian state of Andrah Pradesh.

Its subterranean tubers are eaten by the local people.

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Referenzen / References:

– K. R. Kullayiswamy; S. Sandhyarani; S. Karuppusamy: Ceropegia pullaiahii sp. nov. (Apocynaceae, Asclepiadoideae) from India. Nordic Journal of Botany 31: 166-169. 2013

Ceropegia manoharii Sujanapal, P.M.Salim, Anil Kumar & Sasidh.

Indian scientists have discovered and described a new Ceropegia species in the Western Ghats. Ceropegia manoharii, so the name of this new species, has been described obviously already in December 2010.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find anything about it except for a single article and copies of it – a citation from this article follows.:

Ceropegia manoharii belongs to a rare plant group evoking scientific curiosity, with its many members endemic to the Western Ghats and having unusual flowers.”

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source:

– E. M. Manoj: Floral chests of Western Ghats still hold many more surprises. The Hindu; Kalpetta, December 15, 2010
– P. Sujanapal; P. M. Salim; N. Anil Kumar, N. Sasidharan: A new species of Ceropegia (Apocynaceae: Asclepiadoideae) from India with notes on rare and threatened Ceropegia in Nilgiris of Western Ghats. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas 7(1): 341-345. 2013

EDIT: this species was officially described in the year 2013.