Ipomoea quamoclit

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Ipomoea quamoclit L.
  • Common Name : The Cypress Vine, Kamlata, Ganesh-Pushpa
  • Plant Family : Convolvulaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 5, 13, 16, 23, 24
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park

About Ipomoea quamoclit Plant :

  • Habit : A beautiful annual twiner with slender stems.
  • Leaves : Ovate-oblong in outline, deeply pinnatisect almost to the midrib, a pair of stipules is present at the base of the petiole.
  • Flowers :
    • Few-flowered cyme on long peduncles, bracteates, bracts minute, ovate to linear-lanceolate, Calyx small. Corolla tubular-infundibulum, small, scarlet.
    • Stamens 5, exserted, unequal, filaments white, hairy at the base.
    • Ovary 4-celled, with one ovule in each cell, style slender, stigma bilobed.
  • Fruit : Capsule 4-seeded, murmorate with tufts of minute hairs.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September - December
  • Significance : Commonly cultivated in the gardens for its beautiful leaves and pretty, red, small flowers.