Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata

Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata (Wall.) Gravely & Mayur., Ind. Sp. Gen. Car. 13 1931. (Syn: Caralluma fimbriata Wall.);

Images by Sushant More & Gopal Shinde (Id by Subbiah Karuppusamy) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links)

carrluma: common name: carrluma
Botanical name: Caralluma fimbriata
Family : Apocynaceae Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed family)
local marathi name : माकड शिंगी
Date : 17/8/2012
Location : Great indian bustered sanctuary nanaj solapur ,maharashtra
Nice one...Have never seen this!
Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata (Wall.) Gravely & Mayur.,
erect succulent herb found in groups, from Manmad area of Nashik Dt, Maharashtra
nice colony. any flowers?
Pair of young fruits available in a stem 2nd from left

ID request 020715SG : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Requesting ID of this cactus, 1-2ft ht. photo taken at Solapur. 
Caralluma species
The photographs are Caralluma adscendens var. fimbriata

It is my pleasure to share few images of a queer looking 8-lobed Caralluma adscendens var fimbriata (Apocynaceae

Normally the corolla lobes are 5 in number. Whether 8-lobed phenomenon is common or is it queer...?? 

Habit: Perennial herb. 

Habitat: Xerophytic, Scrub forest 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 12-04-2016

 Image by tspkumar

Very interesting observation.

It is common on same plant to have 4, 5 ,6 lobed flowers 8 lobes seeing for first time 
Pictures speak. Same plant different days. 1 composite image.
Nice pictures and interesting observations!