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  Ipomoea mauritiana
  Citation:  Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq., Coll. Bot. 4: 216. 1719; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 183. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 245. 1985; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 264. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 481. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 315. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 240. 1995; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 309. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 217. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 451. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 268. 1998; Mohanan & Sivad., Fl. Agasthyamala 472. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 342. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 473. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 562. 2009. Ipomoea paniculata R. Br., Prodr. 486. 1810; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 918(644). 1923. Ipomoea digitata sensu Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 202. 1883, non L. 1759.
  Malayalam Name(s): Anchilatthali, Muthalakizhangu, Palmuthukku, Palthookkamkizhangu
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Giant potato
  Description: Glabrous twining shrubs with tuberous roots. Leaves palmately 5-7-lobed, 6-12 x 5-9 cm, base cordae, acuminate at apex of lobations; petiole 4-8 cm long. Inflorescence axillary, few to many-flowered cymes; peduncles 6-12 cm. Calyx-lobes subequal, c. 8 mm long, broadly ovate, glabrous. Corolla large, pink, widely campanulate; tube 2.5-3 cm long, limb spreading, 4-5 cm across, glabrous. Stamens included. Ovary 4-locular. Capsule c. 1 x 0.8 cm, ovoid. Seeds 4, ovoid, black, wooly.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Moist deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: 400-700
  Localities: Vazhachal, Kattalappara, Koruthode, Pandalam, Tiruvalla, Panathur, Manjeswar, Kanichukulangara, Alleppey town, Saivila, Mammode, Attayar
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