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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 159–160. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: August to October.
Type: Type: India (LINN, 219.1, microfiche!)
Distribution: C-7 Jhelum Dist.: Mangla, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 1484 (RAW), G-4 Sind: Karachi, March 1967, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH).

Distribution: Undoubtedly originally from the Americas and probably Mexico, now cultivated and naturalized in most of the tropical countries.

Photo: Ipomoea quamoclit L. (Photo)
Map Location: C-7 Jhelum Dist.: Mangla, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 1484 (RAW), G-4 Sind: Karachi, March 1967, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH).


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Climbers, the stems glabrous. Leaves 1-9 cm long, ovate to deeply pinnatisect with 9-19 alternate or opposite pairs of linear lobes, glabrous. Flowers solitary or in 2-5-flowered cymes. Sepals elliptic to oblong, 4-7 mm long, obtuse apically, with a 0.25-0.75 mm long mucrone, glabrous. Corolla red, 2-3 cm long, salverform. Fruit capsular, ovoid, 6-8 mm long. Seeds dark brown to black, with dark patches of short trichomes scattered somewhat irregularly.
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