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Caralluma fimbriata Wall.
Pl. Asiat. Rar. (Wallich) 1: 7 1829.
Family: ASCLEPIADACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata (Wall.) Gravely
Ind. Sp. Gen. Car. 13 1931.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Caralluma adscendens (Roxb.) Haw.
Syn. Pl. Succ. 47. 1812
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Caralluma adscendens var. attenuata (Wight) Gravely & Mayur.
Bull. Madras Gov. Mus. ser. nov., 4(1): 13. 1931
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Caralluma adscendens var. carinata Gravely & Mayur.
Bull. Madras Gov. Mus. n.s., 4(1): 16 (t. I, fig. 11, t. II, fig. 6). 1931 [Apr 1931]
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata (Wall.) Gravely
Ind. Sp. Gen. Car. 13 1931.
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Caralluma adscendens var. geniculata Gravely & Mayur.
Bull. Madras Gov. Mus. n.s., 4(1): 16 (t. I, fig. 7, t. II, figs. 7-8). 1931 [Apr 1931]
Synonymy: 2 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Caralluma adscendens var. gracilis Gravely & Mayur.
Bull. Madras Gov. Mus. . n.s., 4(1): 14 (-15; t. I, fig. 8, t. II, fig. 5). 1931 [Apr 1931]
Synonymy: 2
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Common Names include:
KANNADA (ಕನ್ನಡ): Maakada singi, Mangana kodu
MARATHI (मराठी): माकड शिंग Makad Shing
SANSKRIT (संस्कृतम्): Yugmaphallottama
TAMIL (தமிழ்): Cullí mulayan, Kullee Mooliyan, Kallimudayan
TELUGU (తెలుగు): Kaarallamu, Kundelu kommulu

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Caralluma adscendens group

  • Caralluma adscendens (Roxb.) Haw.: (var. adscendens) Stems edges rounded or sharp; Tubrcles blunt, protruding, horizontally spreading; Flowers drooping; Corolla green, dotted with purple, lobes brownish, spreading outwards, glabrous. Distribution: widespread in India, Ceylon and Burma.
  • Caralluma adscendens var. attenuata (Wight) Gravely & Mayur.: Tubercles strongly bent upwards; Flower not quite as drooping as in var. adscendens and var. fimbriata; Pedicel horizontally spreading; Corolla 1.5 cm in diameter, hairy. Distribution: widespread in Indian sub-continent.
  • Caralluma adscendens var. carinata Gravely & Mayur.: stem often unhranched, edges acute; Tubercles as in var. attenuata; Flowers erect; Pedicel horizontally spreading; Corolla purple, lobes light maroon banded with yellow. Intermediate between var. attenuata and var. fimbriata in habit. Distribution: India.
  • Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata (Wall.) Gravely: Stems (at least close to the base) with rounded edges: Tubercles as in var. attenuata; corolla rather small, similar to var. attenuata. Distribution: India, Sri Lanka and Burma.
  • Caralluma adscendens var. geniculata Gravely & Mayur.: stems ascending-erect, occasionally branched. Tubercles indistinctly set off. Pedicel ascending or horizontally spreading. Corolla yellow striped with dark-brown, tube opening widely. It is more related to Caralluma bhupinderiana. Distribution: India.
  • Caralluma adscendens var. gracilis Gravely & Mayur.: Stems very slender and strongly branched with acute edges; inflorescence with 2 erect Flowers; Pedicels long, slender, ascending. Corolla lobes strongly revolute. Distribution: India.
  • Caralluma dalzielii N.E.Br.: Distribution: Africa North of the equator (Sahelian zone in Africa east to Somalia).
  • Caralluma subulata (Forssk.) Decne.: Distribution: Arabian Peninsula.


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