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  Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa
 
  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Ipomoea carnea Jack. ssp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) Austin, Taxon 26: 237. 1977; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 302. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 478. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 315. 1994; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 449. 1997; Joseph, Aquatic Angiosp. Malabar 64. 1991; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 341. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 472. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 560. 2009. Ipomoea fistulosa Mart. ex Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9: 349. 1845; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 181. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 263. 1989. Ipomoea crassicaulis (Benth.) Robins., Proc. Amer. Acad. Sci. 51: 530. 1916. Batatas crassicaulis Benth., Voy. Sulph. 134. 1845.
  Malayalam Name(s): Neyveli katta
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bush Morning Glory, Shrub Ipomoea
  Description: Erect to subscandent shrubs; stems fistulose at maturity, tomentose. Leaves ovate-lanceate, 4-14 by 2.5-9 cm, base cordate, apex gradually acuminate, lateral veins 8-10 pairs, prominent. Cymes many-flowered, axillary or subterminal; peduncle c. 10 cm long; calyx lobes subequal; corolla pale pink, c. 9 cm long. Capsule ovoid. Seeds pubescent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: In marshy areas along the banks of streams and paddy fields, also grown as hedge plant
  Distribution: Native of America; now Pantropical
  Aquatic: Yes
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Adoor, Pandalam, Tiruvalla, Manantody, Muhamma, Kalarcodu, Vazhikadavu
   
 
   
 
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