Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet

  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Convolvulaceae
  • Species : Ipomoea cairica
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
  • Common name : Railway Creeper
  • Vernacular name : Bekkina hejje gida (Kan.)
  • Collection Nos : CJS 10127, CJS 13471
  • Key identification features : A perennial climber with the stem rooting at nodes. Leaves are broad, deeply 7-lobed, the three central lobes being divided to the base while the outer pairs are attached. Flowers are 5-6 cm across, pretty, funnel-shaped with the petal lobes spreading at the free end and banded. Although purplish-pink, the corolla could be red, purple or white. Fruit is a capsule and seeds are hairy.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Native : Tropical Africa, Asia
  • Comments : A common pretty weed.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bangalore, Bijapur, Chikamagalur, Davanagere, Dharwad, Hassan, Udupi, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Hassan; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Coorg; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara


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