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  Porana volubilis
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Porana volubilis Burm.f., Fl. Ind. 51. t.21. f.1.1768; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 222. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 921(646). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 187. 1982
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Horse-tail Creeper
  Description: Large climbers; branches glabrous, warted. Leaves alternate, ca. 4.8 x 3.2 cm, ovate-cordate, acuminate at apex, base rounded or cordate, in size, glabrous; petiole 1.5 cm long. Panicles very large, axillary, minutely fulvous-pubescent; flowers white. Sepals in flowers 1/5 inch, oblong; in fruit all equal 1/3 inch subspathulate. Corolla 8 mm, white; limb distinctly lobed. Stamens subincluded; filaments filiform or shortly linear. Ovary 2-celled, 4-ovuled; style bipartite; stigmas small, capitate. Capsule 4 mm, globose; seed one, glabrous; cotyledons plaited.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting:
  District(s): Kozhikkode, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: South East Asia to Pacific Islands
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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