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  Ipomoea deccana
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea deccana Austin, Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 1: 324. 1980; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 188. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 302. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 310. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 239. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 308. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 450. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 267. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 207. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 471. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 341. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 560. 2009. Ipomoea bracteata Wight, Ic. t. 1374. 1848, non Cav. 1799; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 203. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 918(644). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 272. 1984; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 262. 1989. Ipomoea deccana var. lobata (Clarke) Johri, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5: 432. 1984.
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  Description: Hispid creepers. Leaves 3-5-lobed, alternate, ca. 4 x 4 cm, cordate at base; lobes rhomboid, acute; petiole 4-5 cm long. Peduncle 2.5-5 cm long; bracts 1.5 x 1 cm, ovate, obtuse, 2-5 together, forming a capitate head; flowers 3 together; sessile. Sepals unequal, to 9 x 3 mm, acute, hairy; inner smaller. Corolla purple, 15 mm long, campanulate, glabrous. Staminal filaments unequal, inserted near the base of corolla tube. Capsule 6 x 6 mm, globose, puberulus in vertical lines; seeds pubescent, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-January
  District(s): Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Thrissur, Wayanad
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  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Altitude: 400-800
  Localities: Peechi, Sholayar, Koruthode, Vengoli, Aruvanpara, Moozhiar, Chittar, Begur, Ayyappankovil-Nelliyampathi Ghat, Nadugani ghats, Ariankavu, Bonaccord
   
 
   
 
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