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  Thunbergia alata
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Thunbergia alata Boj. ex Sins, Bot. Mag. t. 2591. 1825; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 391. 1884; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1008(708). 1924; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 309. 1984; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 599. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 362. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 355. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 276. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 527. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 308. 1998; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 554. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 634. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karimkanni
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Black-eyed Susan
  Description: Hispid climbers. Leaves to 6 x 2.5 cm, ovate, hastate at base, 5-ribbed from base; petiole 5 cm long, winged. Flowers solitary; pedicel to 5 cm long, bracteoles 1.5 x 1 cm, ovate, cordate; corolla yellow or orange, tube 18 mm long, brown inside, lobes obovate, obtuse. Capsule 1 cm across, globose, beak to 1.5 cm long, hispid.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of Tropical Africa. Grown as gardens plant , also found as an escape.
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow, Orange
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thekkady, Dam site, Devicolam, Siruvani slopes, Nellikuth, Ariankavu, Thalavady
   
 
   
 
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