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  Ipomoea tuberculata
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea tuberculata Ker-Gawl. in Edwards, Bot. Reg. 1. t. 86. 1816. Ipomoea dasysperma Jacq., Eclog. Pl. 1: 132. t. 89. 1816; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 215. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 918(645). 1923.
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  Description: Vines; the stems slender, smooth or tuberculate; annual, glabrous. Leaves round in outline, biternately or digitately 5-9-lobed, upto 12 cm long, the lobes linear-lanceolate to elliptic, acute, 3-8 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, with pseudostipules. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered, on peduncles 2.5-7 cm long. Flowers with pedicels upto 1 cm long, woody, clavate; sepals orbicular to elliptic ovate, obtuse, smooth or verruculose, somewhat unequal, the outer 3 shorter and broader, 6-12 mm long, gibbous and 1-2 tuberculate at the base; corolla yellow or white with a purple centre, funnelform to almost salverform, with a narrowed tube, 5-10 cm long. Fruits capsular, globose, 6-11 mm long; seeds subglobose-trigonous, brown, 5 mm long, with appressed pubescence and occasionally with long trichomes on the angles.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: June-October
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Degraded moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: India and Japan
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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