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  Ipomoea hederifolia
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  Citation:  Ipomoea hederifolia L., Syst. Nat. (ed. 10) 925. 1759; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 184. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 245. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 189. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 303. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 263. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 479. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 311. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 315. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 238. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 309. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 217. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 451. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 268. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 212. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 207. 2002; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 472. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 341. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 472. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 561. 2009. Quamoclit phoenicea (Roxb.) Choisy, Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 6: 433. 1834; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 919(645). 1923. Ipomoea phoenicea Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 92. 1824. Ipomoea coccinea sensu Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 199. 1883, non Rottl. 1803.
  Malayalam Name(s): Theepori mulla
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Ivy-leaf morning-glory, Morning-glory, Red morning-glory, Star Ipomoea
  Description: Slender twining herbs. Leaves simple or 3-5-angled, alternate, 4-8 x 3.5-7 cm, ovate to suborbicular, cordate at base, acute to shortly acuminate at apex, glabrous; petiole to 6 cm long. Cymes few-flowered, axillary; peduncles 5-8 cm long; pedicels 0.7 - 1 cm long. Sepals 5, 2-4 mm long, oblong or elliptic. Corolla deep red, salver-form, tube to 3.5 cm long, limb 1.5-2.5 cm across, subentire. Ovary 2-3 mm long, conical, 4-celled; ovule 1 in each cell. Capsule 5-6 mm across, subglobose; seeds 4, c. 3 mm long, pyriform, black.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Along stream sides and degraded forest areas, also in the plains
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; now naturalised in Tropical Asia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-700
  Localities: Peechi, Kattalappara, Alampetty, Dam site, Vengoli, Peruvaripallam, Aruvanpara, Moozhiar, Payyavur, Chandanathode, Olavakkot, Chengannur, Pooyamkutty, Nellikuth, Nadugani ghats, Thenmalai, Vandalodu, Teppakulam, Ariankavu, Bonaccord, Kottur
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