Ipomoea muricata (L.) Jacq., Pl. hort. schoenbr. 3:40. 1798 (Syn: (≡) Calonyction muricatum (L.) G. Don; (≡) Convolvulus muricatus L. (basionym); (=) Ipomoea petiolaris (Kunth) G. Don; (=) Ipomoea turbinata Lag.) as per GRIN ;
Ipomoea muricata (L.) Jacq., Pl. Rar. Hort. Schoenbr. 3: 40 1798. (syn: Calonyction muricatum (L.) G. Don; Calonyction speciosum var. muricatum (L.) Choisy; Convolvulus muricatus L.; Ipomoea bona-nox var. purpurascens Ker Gawl.; Ipomoea calderonii Standl.; Ipomoea spinulosa Brandegee) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1;
Lavender Moonvine, Gariya;
The green seed pods are used as a vegetable. We don’t eat the pods raw. It is cooked. At my home we cook it in different ways. We make a dish where the pods are sauteed in oil with onions and green chillies. It is also cooked in a curry with coconut.
In I. muricata flowers lavender to purplish, tube narrow and cylindric, 3-6 cm long; limb c. 5 cm across. Sepals subequal, ovate to elliptic lanceolate; the 2 outer ones 6-7 mm long, attenuated into a fleshy caudate awn 4-6 mm long; the inner 7-8 mm long, obtuse or slightly emarginate, the awn somewhat shorter; bracts c. 4 mm long, leafy, oblong or obovate-oblong, acute, caducous.
Requesting ID :: 21032013 :: ARK-03 : Attachments (1). 12 posts by 6 authors.
Requesting ID of this purple flower
Captured in Mumbai in September 2012
Recently, I saw a similar flower identified as Ipomoea turbinata. Can this flower be also Ipomoea turbinata?
The flower looks similar to the one posted by me from Lalbagh, Bangalore which could be Argyreia hookeri as in flowersofindia.
My flower too yet to be identified.
Yes I agree with … the flower seems to be Argyreia sps.
not sure of the species
This would be Ipomoea turbinata looking at muricate (bluntly spinous) stems, season, appearance and colour of the flower. Flower size 5-6 cm can confirm the ID. Further if the picture was taken at evening it will certainly be I. turbinata. Peduncles enlarged in fruits is the key to its ID.
Thank you … for the ID….
And yes, the flower was captured in the evening..
Dioscorea for identification :: 050115 :: MK006 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Please help me in identifying this Dioscorea climber.
Leaf: up to 20 cm long
Date: 27 Oct 2014
Location: Coimbatore dist, TN
Alt.: 400 m asl
It is Ipomoea related plant only, please find open flower and decide the species.
The combination of all of the parts, leaves, sepals and pseudo-tubercles = Ipomoea muricata.
It is Ipomoea alba L. (moon flower, evening glory), synonym Ipomoea bona-nox L.
How are you differentiating Ipomoea alba from Ipomoea muricata based on what is present in the photos ?
In Ipomoea alba flowers white, with greenish midpetaline bands; tube cylindrical, 8-15 cm long; limb rotate, 8-12 cm broad; sepals ovate to elliptic, subcoriaceous, glabrous, unequal; outer 2 or 3 shorter, 1-1.3 cm long and with a long, thick, recurved or patent awn, below the top; awns 5-9 mm long; the inner ones longer, 1.1-1.5 cm long, mucronulate. bracts small, caducous.
In I. muricata flowers lavender to purplish, tube narrow and cylindric, 3-6 cm long; limb c. 5 cm across. Sepals subequal, ovate to elliptic lanceolate; the 2 outer ones 6-7 mm long, attenuated into a fleshy caudate awn 4-6 mm long; the inner 7-8 mm long, obtuse or slightly emarginate, the awn somewhat shorter; bracts c. 4 mm long, leafy, oblong or obovate-oblong, acute, caducous. All the characters are not shown in the photos.
Thank you for your reply as the information describing the characteristics of Ipomoea alba and Ipomoea muricata corresponds with my own.
As the photo is of flower bud, it is difficult to decide. But as the bracts shown in the photo are clear, leafy it may be I. muricata.
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Ipomoea muricata (L.) Jacq.;
‘Bhingari’ ‘भिंगरी’/ ‘Barik Bhovari’ ‘बारीक भोवरी’ in Marathi;
The sepals are very different than Ipomoea parasitica
A few pictures of Ipomoea muricata from my garden in Trivandrum.
The green seed pods are used as a vegetable. In Malayalam it is known as ‘nitya vazhutana’.
I am wondering if you eat the seedpods yourself and if so, do you eat them raw as in a salad or are the pods fried (?)
We don’t eat the pods raw. It is cooked. At my home we cook it in different ways.
Clove bean: This an edible variety of Ipomoea. I think it’s Muricata also known as Clove Bean. The person who gave me the seed said it’s called called Nithya Vazhutana in Malayalam.
*Date/Time-* November, 2011
*Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- * Bangalore
*Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-* Garden.
*Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- * Climber
*Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-* Purple
*Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-* Clove shaped
*Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- * No Fragrance. The swollen peduncles are edible. The flowers open in the late evening and close by morning. [ Moonflower?]
To me Also I. muricata
Yes it is Nithyavazhuthina (നിത്യവഴുതിന), I. muricata.
The new name for this plant is Ipomoea turbinata Lag. of Convolvulaceae family
It’s new to me and a very delicious vegetable. I found more info here
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Ipomoea muricata pls confirm
To me also appear close to images at Ipomoea muricata
where was this found? which state. what height from sea level. what season or date. please, these data must be included its in the guidelines. you can please tell us now
I take this climber photo from barda dundar in Gujarat