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2. Ceropegia macrantha Wight, Contrib. 31. 1834. Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:74. 1883; Huber in Mem. Soc. Brot. 12:45. 1957; Stewart in Nasir & Ali (eds.), Ann. Cat., Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 567. 1972.


Stem twining, branches glabrous or pilose. Leaves 10-18 cm long, generally ovate-lanceolate, sometimes ovate, glabrous or sparsely hairy on both the sides, petiole 6-13 mm long. Cymes pedunculate, many flowered. Pedicels 6-20 mm long, bracts subulate. Sepals 6-7 mm long. Corolla pale, tube 15-30 mm long, lower c. 1/3 part inflated, lobes 15-25 mm long, erect oblong-deltoid linear, glabrous. Coronal lobes ovate-lanceolate, vinous, processes straight linear. Follicles 10-13 cm long.

Type: ‘Ad locum’ Khurie Pass’ dictum, Royle. (K). [There is a specimen labelled ‘N.W.India , Royle in Kew Herbarium.].

Distribution: Pakistan (Abbottabad); Kashmir, India (Chamba, Kumaon); Bhutan; Sikkim; Nepal to Laos.

Huber (l.c.) recognizes 2 varieties. Our plants belong to var. macrantha.


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