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  Ipomoea asarifolia
  Citation:  Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 251. 1819; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 272. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 244. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 309. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 315. 1994. Convolvulus asarifolius Desr. in Lam., Encycl. 3: 562. 1792. Ipomoea repens Lam., Illustr. 1: 467. n. 2134. 1793 & Encycl. 6: 18. 1804; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 916(643). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 182. 1982. Ipomoea beladamboe Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg 4: 233. 1819; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 209. 1883. Ipomoea rugosa (Rottl.) Choisy, Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 6: 446. 1834. Convolvulus rugosus Rottl., Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften 4: 196. 1803.
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  Description: Stems herbaceous, decumbent and the tips, twining, rooting at the nodes, glabrous. Leaves alternate, rounded-cordate to subreniform, 4-8 cm long, basally cordate, apically rounded, glabrescent. Inflorescences of solitary flowers or in axillary or terminal simple or compound cymes, glabrous or puberulent. Flowers on pedicels 14-24 mm long. Sepals unequal, the outer 5-6 mm long, the inner 10-12 mm long, elliptic to ovate, coriaceous, rounded apically, mucronate, glabrous, verrucose. Corolla lavender to purple, rarely white, 6-8 cm long, funnelform. Fruits tardily dehiscent capsules, subglobose, 10-12 mm long, brown, glabrous; seeds brown to dark brown, 6-7 mm long, minutely gray-pubescent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): Kasaragode, Kollam, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikkode
  Habitat: Damp fields
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Taliparamba, Manjeswar, Olavakkot, Kasaragod
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