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  Ipomoea indica
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea indica (Burm.f.) Merr., Interpr. Rumph. Herb. Amboin. 445. 1917; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 264. 1989; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 342. 2005. Convolvulus indicus Burm.f., Rumph. Herb. Amboin 7:1755. Ipomoea congesta R. Br., Prodr. 485. 1810. Ipomoea leari Paxt., Mag. Bot. 6. t. 267. 1839; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 919(645). 1923. Pharbitis leari (Paxt.) Lindl., Bot. Reg. 27: t. 56. 1841.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Blue Dawn Flower
  Description: Twining, much branched, herbaceous to somewhat woody near the base, perennials, stems appressed pubescent to glabrate. Leaves alternate, rounded-ovate, commonly 3-lobed, also entire, 5-9 cm long, cordate at base, apically acuminate, densely pubescent, below, to glabrate or glabrous above. Inflorescence of 1-to few-flowered cymes, the cymes usually silky white-pubescent. Pedicels mostly 1 cm long. Sepals lanceolate to ovate or broadly-ovate, 10-20 mm long, long acuminate to acuminate, appressed pubescent to glabrate. Corolla blue or purple, rarely white, 5-7 cm long, limb 6-8 cm broad. Stamens included. Fruits capsular, to 1 cm broad, globose or somewhat flattened apically, glabrous; seeds usually 4, tan to dark brown, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Pathanamthitta, Idukki
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated as ornamental, often found as escape
  Distribution: Native of South America; widely naturalised in the tropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Adoor
   
 
   
 
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