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  Ipomoea mombassana
 
  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea mombassana Vatke, Linnaea, 43: 515. 1882; Biju et al., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 22: 471. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 212. 1999.
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  Description: Herbaceous twiners, stem hirsute with bulbous based hairs, glabrous when old. Leaves 3-8 x 2-6 cm, triangular-ovate, deeply cordate to sagitate, apex acute, shortly aristate, more pubescent beneath; petiole to 8 cm long; flowers axillary, 1-3 flowered; peduncle 2, 8 cm long, sparsely to prominently pubescent; bracts 2, linear-elliptic to lanceolate, pubescent; pedicels to 5 cm long, pubescent; sepals subequal, outer 3 larger, 7-8 x 3-4 mm, linear, hastate at base, obtuse to acute at apex, pubescent, inner 2 smaller, 8 x 2 mm, linear, pubescent; corolla mauve with purples centre, funnel shaped, 2-3 cm across; stamens exserted, unequal; ovary conical, 1-1.5 x 1 mm; disc small, style subexserted, stigma biglobose. Capsule 5-6 x 6-7 mm, globose; pedicels recurved.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Degraded areas in dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Native of East Africa
  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: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Chinnar
   
 
   
 
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