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  Jacquemontia pentantha
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Jacquemontia pentantha (Jacq.) G. Don, Gen. Syst. 4: 283. 1838. Convolvulus pentanthus Jacq., Coll. Bot. 4: 210. 1780. Jacquemontia violacea (Vahl) Choisy, Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 8: 139. 1839.
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  English name(s): Skyblue Clustervine
  Description: Vines; the stems herbaceous, pubescent to glabrate; perennial. Leaves ovate to broadly ovate, 3-6 cm long, broadly cordate, apically acuminate, glabrate. Inflorescences cymose, mostly with 1-2 flowers open at any time. Flowers on peduncles mostly longer than the leaves; sepals ovate to lanceolate, 7-8 mm long, 4 mm broad, acute to acuminate, pubescent; corolla usually blue, sometimes white, campanulate to occasionally subrotate, 2 cm long. Fruits capsular, globose, 4 mm long, glabrous; seeds brown, 2.5 mm long, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of South 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: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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