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  Petrea volubilis
 
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  Family: VERBENACEAE
  Citation:  Petrea volubilis L., Sp. Pl. 626. 1753; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1106(774). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 228. 1982; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 363. 1994; Rajendran & Daniel, Indian Verbenaceae 386. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 569. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s):
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  English name(s): Purple Wreath, Queen's wreath, Sandpaper vine
  Description: Shrub, twining to suberect, up to 6 m tall, hairy. Leaves elliptic, ovate-elliptic to oblong, 5-20 cm long, 2.5-10 cm broad, asperous, entire or wavy at margin, usually acute; petiole 1-1.5 cm long. Racemes terminal, up to 30 cm long. Flowers blue or pale violet; pedicel 7-8 mm long. Calyx petaloid, tube 2-3 mm long, lobes 12-18 mm long, 4-6 mm broad, oblong; throat scales triangular, acute. Corolla salver-shaped, bright blue, tube infundibuliform, pubescent above and densely hairy near stamen insertion within; anterior lobe largest. Fruit somewhat obovate-oblong, enclosed within the hardened calyx.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Violet, White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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