Ipomoea staphylina Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 249 249 1819. ;
English Lesser Glory
Others Irula : Unang kodi, Ugina Kodi, Irula : Ugina kodi, Onaan kodi, Irula : Sunang kodi
Tamil Onaankodi, Onan Kodi


Stout stragglers. Leaves to 15 x 10 cm, broadly ovate, base cordate, apex acute, membranous, nerves oblique; petiole 6.5 cm. Panicle of cymes axillary, to 15 cm; pedicels 0.5-1 cm; bracts minute; outer sepals 5 x 4 mm, oblong, obtuse, inner obovate with hyaline margins, 6 x 5 mm; corolla 2 cm long, shallowly 5-lobed, funnel shaped, pink; stamens 5, included, base dilated, hairy, filaments 7-8 mm; anthers 3 mm; ovary 2 mm; style 1.5 cm, stigma 2, globose. 
Flowering and fruiting: January-April
Deciduous forests
India, China and Sri Lanka

Identification of Convolvulaceae weed predominating Bangalore!:
I require your help in identifying the above Convolvulace weed which is fast spreading in Bangalore and is much more dominating than Parthenium.  I am attaching the photo along with this mail.  Would be grateful if u could help me in identifying this plant.


efloraindetification 250811 BRS7 Id. reg.:
PL. find the attached file contain flower photo for id. Date/Time-Location- Jan- Feb, 2011.  Anaikatti, Coimbatore Dist. Tamil Nadu
Altitude, 630 MSL
Habitat- Rural, Road side.
Type Plant Habit-  Climber
Colour- white with violet in center.

This looks like Ipomea campanulata [Tambervel].

Once again mentioning the size of the flowers is very much relevant here. Though the size can not be judged from the picture, I can guess that to be just 2-3 cm to call it Ipomoea staphylina.

I stand for Ipomoea staphylina of Convolvulaceae family. Please provide more information as … mentioned to confirm the id.

I have notice this sp. a bio fence of a coconut garden. They have not planted nor maintaining.



Convolvulaceae week: RVS2: Ipomoea staphylina:
Ipomoea staphylina, from Bangalore.

Many thanks for sharing this plant, …- the flowers, buds, their arrangement in inflorescence all look very close to Ipomoea campanulata !
I remember … telling me that the flowers are relatively smaller.

On a re-look, I can see some differences !

I agree that the sepals on these Ipomoea staphylina look appreciably different than what I have as Stictocardia campanulata.

common vine for ID – Bellary – 08022014-NAW3 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Kindly identify this common vine found smothering trees and may be regarded as an invasive species. Photographed beginning Jan 2014 near Bellary, Karnataka.
flowers 2-2.5 cm wide. leaves chordate.

Ipomoea staphylina.


Ipomoea staphylina Roem. & Schult.SN Mar24 : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Ipomoea staphylina Roem. & Schult.,
Fam: Convolvulaceae,
The flowers are showy and used to decorate during Shankaranthi, latex is antiseptic,
woody climber
common 400- 600m altitudes.

Beautiful picture …

Creeper for ID, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh NAW-MAR17-01 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Kindly identify this creeper with white/ violet flowers about 2 cm in diameter, photographed in February 2017 near Madanapalle, Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh. In many cases, the creeper was smothering trees and might be an alien invasive.

… just a wild guess … Ipomoea staphylina ?

Thanks, …, for the Id. I too think it matches with images at Ipomoea staphylina


Identification of flower : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)
Date of photos 22 DEC 2017
Place Agara Lake, HSR layout, Bengaluru
It is big creeper climbed on tree.
My guess Ipomoea staphylina.
Kindly identify the flower. The photos two and three shows flower along with scale.
Kindly see the parts of flower in last image and confirm my identification of parts (petals, sepals and bract).

The ID is correct. It is a winter weed. It even climbs electric poles.

Yes, matches with images at Ipomoea staphylina Roem. & Schult. 


Swamy/New series/ID/57 – Ipomoea staphylina: 4 images.
I am forwarding herewith the photos of the plant photographed nearby my house in Mysore. For me  the plant is Ipomoea staphylina, which climbs over electric poles often. Please confirm or otherwise the ID.

Yes, appears close to images at Ipomoea staphylina

Yes it’s



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