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  Ipomoea violacea
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea violacea L., Sp. Pl. 161. 1753. Ipomoea tuba (Schl.) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 271. 1837-1838; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 274. 1984. Convolvulus tuba Schlecht. in Linnaea 6: 735. 1831. Ipomoea grandiflora sensu Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 198. 1883, non Lam. 1791. Ipomoea macrantha Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 251. 1819; Sivar., Geobios 2: 122. 1975; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 184. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 480. 1990.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Heavenly Blue Morning Glory
  Description: Large, glabrous twiners. Leaves simple, alternate, to 22 x 10 cm, broadly ovate-acuminate at apex, deeply cordate at base, with rounded lobes. Flowers 1-3, greenish-white, on long axillary peduncles. Sepals orbicular, rounded at apex, glabrous, accrescent, clasping the fuits when young, deflexed later. Petals funnel-shaped, white, tube to 15 cm long. Stamens and style included; capsule subglobose, 2 cm across; seeds 4, black, with dense, minute pubescence all over with longer, sericeous shaggy hairs on the margins.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-October
  District(s): Kollam, Malappuram, Kozhikkode, Ernakulam
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Scrub jungles near sea coast and mangroves
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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