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  Ipomoea obscura
  Citation:  Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker-Gawl., Bot. Reg. 3. t. 239. 1817; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 207. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 916(643). 1923; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 183. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 273. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 245. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 303. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 265. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 484. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 310. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 217. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 268. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 214. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 208. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 343. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 474. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 563. 2009. Convolvulus obscurus L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 220. 1762.
  Malayalam Name(s): Cherutali, Thiruthali
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  Description: Slender twining herbs. Leaves simple, alternate, 2.5-6 x 2-4 cm, ovate to cordate, apex acuminate, base cordate, pubescent or glabrescent on both surfaces; petiole to 3 cm long. Flowers solitary or in subumbellate cymes; pedicel to 1-1.5 cm long. Sepals 4-8 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, apex acute-apiculate. Corolla yellowish, throat purplish, 1.5-2.5 cm long, c. 2.5 cm across, campanulate. Stamens 5, villous at base. Ovary c. 1.5 mm long, conical; stigma capitate. Capsule 6-8 mm across, subglobose, apically beaked; seeds c. 5 mm long, ovoid, black, thinly pubescent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Degraded forest areas and also in the plains
  Distribution: China, Tropical Asia and Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Creamy, White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Kallar, Chinnar, Thekkady, Mlappara, Vellimala, Keerapady, Chindaki forest, Adoor, Baveli, Mattanur, Cheruvathur, Kayamkulam
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