Jacquemontia pentantha

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Jacquemontia pentantha (Jacq.) G. Don
  • Synonyms : Convolvulus pentanthus Jacq., Jacquemontia violacea (Vahl) Choisy
  • Common Name : Jakshini, Skyblue Clustervine
  • Plant Family : Convolvulaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 3, 15, 28, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Gujarat Forestry Research Foundation, Indroda Park, Sarita Udyan, Van Chetana Kendra, Infocity

About Jacquemontia pentantha Plant :

  • Habit : A pretty perennial twiner with slender stems.
  • Leaves : Ovate, acute, base cordate.
  • Inflorescence : Axillary capitate cymes.
  • Flowers :
    • Bright blue, bracteates, bracts linear, deciduous.
    • Calyx of unequal, 5 sepals with wavy margins.
    • Corolla blue, broadly funnel-shaped, with white plaites.
    • Stamens 5, unequal, anthers ovate.
    • Ovary 2-celled, style slender, stigmas 2, clavate.
  • Fruits : Capsules, globose, with few seeds.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : January-June
  • Significance :Cultivated in gardens everywhere.