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Published In: A General History of the Dichlamydeous Plants iv: 283. (Gen. Hist.) Name publication detail

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Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June to August.
Type: Type.: Jacquin herb. (lectotype, D’Arcy, Taxon 19:554-560.1970, W.)
Distribution: D-4 Sind: Karachi, R. Ali 2086 (RAW), Karachi, Gandhi Gardens, 20.11.1965, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH).

Distribution: An American species, cultivated and occasionally escaped in several Asian countries.

Comment/Acknowledgements: This species and Jacquemontia paniculata (Burm. f.) Hallier f. are often difficult to separate on herbarium specimens. Normally the sepals of Jacquemontia pentantha are only 2-4 mm wide wh ile those of Jacquemontia paniculata are 5-6 mm wide. Corollas of Jacquemontia pentantha are 2 cm long, wh ile those of Jacquemontia paniculata are up to 1 cm long.
Photo: Jacquemontia pentantha G. Don (Photo)
Map Location: D-4 Sind: Karachi, R. Ali 2086 (RAW), Karachi, Gandhi Gardens, 20.11.1965, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH).


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Climbers, the stems herbaceous, pubescent to glabrate. Leaves ovate to broadly ovate, 3-6 cm long, basally cordate, apically acuminate, glabrate. Flowers in dense cymes, usually with 1-2 flowers opening at any one time. Sepals ovate to lanceolate, acute to acuminate, 4-5 x 2-4 mm, pubescent. Corolla mostly blue, sometimes white, 2 cm long. Fruit capsular, globose, brown, glabrous. Seeds brown, 2.5 mm long, glabrous.
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