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  Ipomoea alba
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea alba L., Sp. Pl. 161. 1753; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 271. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 188. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 301. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 309. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 308. 1996; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 239. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 446. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 266. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 207. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 340. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 470. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 558. 2009. Ipomoea bona-nox L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 228. 1762; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 197. 1883. Calonyction bona-nox (L.) Boj., Hort. Maurit. 227. 1837; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 920(646). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chandrakanthi, Mandavalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Moon flower, Koali-pehu
  Description: Glabrescent twiners, stem often prickly. Leaves 6-15 x 4-10 cm, ovate, base cordate, apex acuminate; petiole to 9 cm long. Flowers solitary or few in cymes; peduncle to 3 cm long. Sepals apically caudate, outer 2 or 3 smaller, the inner ones c. 1 cm long, fleshy. Corolla white, greenish at base, salver-form, 8-10 cm across; tube 8-13 cm long. Stamens subexserted. Capsule 2-3 x 1-2 cm, subglobose, dark brown. Seeds 8-10 mm long, dark brown.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad, Alappuzha, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also along sea coasts
  Distribution: Native Tropical America; introduced and naturalised in many Asian countries
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Ponmudi, Thekkady, Thellikkal, Nilikkal, Moozhiar, Begur, Tirunalli, Mukkali forests, Kaikatty forests-Pothundy, Ambalapuzha, Nadugani ghats, Vandalodu
   
 
   
 
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