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  Ipomoea cairica
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. (ed. 1) 287. 1827; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 918(645). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 183. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 272. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 301. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 263. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 477. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 267. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 211. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 207. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 340. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 471. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 559. 2009. Convolvulus cairicus L., Syst. Nat. (ed.10) 922. 1759. Ipomoea palmata Forssk., Fl. Aeg.-Arab. 43. 1775; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 214. 1883.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kolambipoo
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Railway creeper, Cairo Morning glory, Railroad-creeper, Mile-a-minute
  Description: Extensive climbers. Leaves pedately 5-7-foliolate, 3-7 x 4-8 cm, orbicular in outline; lobes elliptic-ovate, apex obtuse to emarginate; petiole to 4.5 cm long. Flowers solitary or in short racemes; pedicels 1-2.5 cm long. Calyx-lobes subequal, 4-6 mm long, outer obovate, apiculate. Corolla pink, 4.5-6 cm long, funnel-shaped. Stamens 5; filaments pilose below. Style long; stigma globose. Capsule 1-1.2 cm long, subglobose. Seeds 4-6 mm long, subglobose to ovoid, blackish.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry and moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Chinnar, Thekkady, Vengoli, Parambikulam, Tiruvalla, Tellicherry, Thottappally
   
 
   
 
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