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  Ipomoea tricolor
 
  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea tricolor Cav., Icon. 3: pl. 208, 5. 1795.
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  Description: Climbers with glabrous twining stems. Leaves alternate, 3-7 x 2-6 cm, ovate, acuminate apically, cordate basally. Flowers in axillary cymes, 3-9 cm long. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4-6 mm long. Corolla blue to violet, the tube white, 4-6 cm long, funnelform. Fruit capsular, ovoid, 8-10 mm long, mucronate because of the persisting style base; seeds 4-5 mm long, black, minutely pubescent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-February
  District(s): Wayanad, Palakkad
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  Habitat: Along roadsides and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Native of tropical America
  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: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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