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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)
Species Stictocardia campanulata (L.) Merrill
PlaceOfPublication Jour. Sci. Phil. Bot. 9: 133-134.-
Synonym Ipomoea campanulata L., Sp. PI. 1: 160. 1753. LECTOTYPE: India, Adarnboe, Hort. Ind. Malabar. 16: 115. t. 56. 1692 Convolvulus tiliafolis Desr. in Lam., Encycl. Meth. 3: 544. 1791. TYPE: Mauritius, Comn- erson (P, not seen). Stictocardia tiliaefolia (Desr.) Hall. f., Bot. Jahrb. (Syst.) 18: 159. 1894.
Description Lianas; stems herbaceous at the tips becoming woody with age, puberulent but glabrate with age. Leaves cordate to cordate-ovate, 8-25 cm long, basally cordate, apically acute to short-acuminate, glabrate above and beneath. Flowers mostly solitary in leaf axils, occasionally cymose and 14-flowered; sepals sub- orbicular, 1-2 cm long, puberulent to glabrate; corollas crimson outside, striped inside with yellow to yellow-red bands, funnelform, 5-8 cm long. Fruits globose, 2.5-3 cm in diameter, indehiscent, surrounded by the accrescent calyx which eventually disintegrates leaving the vascular framework; seeds obovoid, greyish- brown, pubescent with minute trichomes.
Habit Lianas
Distribution This widely cultivated pantropical species
Note flowers from November to Jan- uary. The crimson flowers make the species attractive and distinctive.
Specimen PANAMA: Panama City, Macbride 2614 (F, US). Bella Vista, Stanclley 25338 (US). Near Punta Paitilla, Standley 26227 (US), 30804 (MO, US).
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