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  Ipomoea quamoclit
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  Citation:  Ipomoea quamoclit L., Sp. Pl. 159. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 199. 1883; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 184. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 274. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 488. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 312. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 317. 1994; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 310. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 454. 1997; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 473. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 476. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 564. 2009. Quamoclit pinnata (Desr.) Bojer, Hort. Maurit. 224. 1837; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 919(645). 1923. Convolvulus pinnatus Desr. in Lam., Encycl. 3: 567. 1792.
  Malayalam Name(s): Akasha-mulla, Narayani poovu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Cardinal climber, Cypress vine, Cupid’s Flower, Cypressvine Morning-glory, Red jasmine, Star of Bethlehem, Star-glory, Sweet-willy
  Description: Slender twining herbs. Leaves alternate, pinnately dissected, 1.5-4.5 cm long, lobes many, 1-1.5 cm long, very narrowly linear, glabrous. Flowers solitary, axillary or in few flowered axillary cymes; peduncles 4-5 cm long; pedicels 1-2 cm long. Calyx lobes 0.4-0.5 cm long, lanceolate. Corolla red; lobes 0.4-0.6 x 0.25-0.3 cm, ovate. Filaments unequal, exserted. Ovary 0.2-0.3 cm long, 4-celled; ovule 1 in each cell; stigmas capitate. Capsule 0.8-1 x 0.5-0.6 cm, ovoid; seeds 4, 0.4-0.5 x 0.1-0.15 cm, compressed, conical, black on drying.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Habitat: Grown as garden plants, now getting naturalised
  Distribution: Introduced from Tropical America, established in Tropical Asia as an escape
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 300-700
  Localities: Peechi, Olavakkot, Alleppey town, Nadugani ghats, Kompa
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