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  Thunbergia grandiflora
 
  Family: ACANTHACEAE
  Citation:  Thunbergia grandiflora (Roxb. ex Rottl.) Roxb., Bot. Cab. t. 324. 1819; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1008(708). 1924; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 226. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 351. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 601. 1990; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 389. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 555. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 635. 2009. Flemingia grandiflora Roxb. ex Rottl., Nov. Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol. Nat. Cur. 4: 202. 1803.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Bengal trumpet, Blue Trumpet Vine, Blue Sky vine, Large-flowered Thunbergia, Scrambling sky flower
  Description: Climbing shrubs. Leaves opposite, to 10 x 7 cm, ovate, cordate, hastate or sagitate, acuminate apex, margin distantly dentate, glabrous or slightly puberulous; petiole to 2.2 cm. Flowers large in axillary racemes; bracts spathaceous, tomentose; bracteoles falcate. Calyx very small, to 2 mm long. Corolla blue or white, tube widened, lobes subequal spreading, 3.5 cm across. Stamens 4, attached at the throat of the tube; anthers oblong. Capsules globose, beaked; seeds 4, globose, retinacula absent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-July
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: India, Myanmar, China and Singapore
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Kuthuparamba, Mayithara
   
 
   
 
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