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|Scientific Name||Ceropegia juncea|
|Synonym||Ceropegia juncea Roxb.|
|Marathi||वेल खंटुडी Wel Khantudi|
|Others||Leafless Goglet Flower|
Flowering class: Dicot
Habit: A leafless twiner to 6m.
Leafless twiners, sap watery, stem striated. Cymes axillary; peduncles 1 cm; pedicels 1 cm long. calyx 5-lobed, 5 x 1 mm, lanceolate; corolla basally inflated, curved, tube 2.5 cm long, widened at mouth, lobes 5, 3 cm long, fused at apex, inside with brown hairs; outer corona 5, with 2-fid lobes, 3 mm; inner of 5 subulate lobes; pollinia erect, pellucid along margins; ovaries 2 mm, stigma truncate. Follicles paired, 20 x 1 cm, linear-lanceolate, hooked at apex.
Flowering and fruiting: October-January
Solitary or in cymes; corolla brownish-purple, tube 2 cm, lobes 5, with deciduous hairs near apex. Flowering from November-January.
A paired follicles, linearly cylindric, apically narrowed; seeds many, coma silky. Fruiting December onwards.
Stem often purplish-brown. Latex watery.
Notes: Dry Evergreen to Dry Deciduous Forests
Dry deciduous forests and scrub jungles
Karnataka: Chikmagalur, Dharwar, Hassan, Mysore, N. Kanara
Tamil Nadu: Coimbatore, Cuddalore, Dharmapuri, Kancheepuram, Puddukkottai, Ramanathapuram, Thiruvallur, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruvannamalai, Viluppuram
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki, Palakkad
Very rare in the forest thickets and fences from plains to 400m. Peninsular India.