A new species, Ceropegia andamanica, allied to C. metziana Miq., from the Mount Harriet National Park in South Andaman is described and illustrated. It is the first record of the genus Ceropegia from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and it is currently known from a few scattered patches on just one island in areas which have been cleared of their native vegetation.

Asclepiadaceae, Ceropegia andamanica, South Andaman
Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants

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Sreekumar, P.V, Veenakumari, K, & Prashanth, Mohanraj. (1998). Ceropegia andamanica (Asclepiadaceae). A new ‘fly trap flower’ from the Andaman Islands, India. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 43(1), 215–217.