Evolvulus alsinoides

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
  • Synonyms : Convolvulus alsonoides L.
  • Common Name : Kali-Shankhavali, Jinkifudardi, Dwarf Morning Glory, Slender Dwarf Morning Glory
  • Plant Family : Convolvulaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 1, 5, 9, 16, 18, 22, 27, 29, 30
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Ayurvedic Udyan, Punit Van, Basan, Aranya Van

About Evolvulus alsinoides Plant :

  • Habit : A perennial, prostrate herb with stems appressedly hairy or at times nearly glabrous.
  • Leaves : Hairy on both sides, oblong, elliptic or orbicular, reture, or mucronulate at the tip.
  • Inflorescence : Solitary axillary, peduncles filiform.
  • Flowers :
    • Bracteate, bracts lanceolate, pedicellate, pedicels filiform.
    • Calyx densely silky, lobes lanceolate.
    • Corolla rotate, blue.
    • Stamens equal, styles two, each divided into two clavate stigmas.
  • Fruit : Globose, seeds 4, black, glabrous.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : August-December
  • Significance :
    • The whole plant is said to be a very good remedy for dysentrey.
    • The leaves are smoked in the form of cigarettes against asthma.