Ceropegia sahyadrica f. karulensis (Punekar, Tamhankar, Lakshmin., Kumaran, Raut, S. K. Srivast. & Kavade) Kambale & S. R. Yadav

Ceropegia sahyadrica f. karulensis (Punekar, Tamhankar, Lakshmin., Kumaran, Raut, S. K. Srivast. & Kavade) Kambale & S. R. Yadav

Diese Form ist offenbar auf vier Gebiete im Kolhapur-Distrikt und im Ratnagiri-Distrikt in Maharashtra beschränkt, wo sie in Grasbülten an Steilhängen oder im Unterwuchs der Buschvegetation, dominiert von Karvi (Strobilanthes callosa Nees), in Höhen von 400 bis 900 m wächst.

Die Form wurde ursprünglich für Ceropegia lawii Hook. F. gehalten, bis sie schließlich 2013 als neue Art beschrieben wurde. Sie wurde schließlich 2015 zur forma herabgestuft. [1][2]

Sie unterscheidet sich von der ‘Normalform’ durch ihre oval-herzförmigen statt lineal bis lanzettförmigen Blütenzipfel. [2]

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Ceropegia sahyadrica f. karulensis (Punekar, Tamhankar, Lakshmin., Kumaran, Raut, S. K. Srivast. & Kavade) Kambale & S. R. Yadav

This form is apparently restricted to four localities in the Kolhapur District and the Ratnagiri District in Maharashtra, where it grows within grass tufts on steep hill slopes, and as undergrowth in shrubby vegetation dominated by Karvi (Strobilanthes callosa Nees), at elevations of 400 to 900 m.

The form was originally thought to be Ceropegia lawii Hook. f., until it was described in 2013 as a new species. It was finally downgraded to the status of a forma in 2015. [1][2]

It differs from the ‘normal’ form mainly by its corolla lobes, which are ovate-cordate instead of linear to lanceolate. [2]

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Referenzen / References:

[1] 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
[2] Sharad Suresh Kambale; S. R. Yadav: Taxonomic Revision of Genus Ceropegia L. in India. Shivaji University, Department of Botany 2015

Ceropegia pullaiahii Kullayiswamy, Sandhyarani & Karuppusamy

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

Ceropegia karulensis – neue Art / new species

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 manoharii – a new species from India

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.