Stictocardia beraviensis (Vatke) Hallier f., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 159 159 1893. (syn. Argyreia beraviensis (Vatke) Baker; Ipomoea beraviensis Vatke);
Hawaiian Bell, Hawaiian Sunset Vine, Braveheart Vine, Sugar candy flower;


Sugar candy : Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Pl. let me know the botanical name of Sugar candy flower
Photographed at Go Green Nursury
Karnala, Maharashtra

Looks like Stictocardia beraviensis to me.

Thanks, .., Here is the correct link: toptropicals
Some other links: stictocardiaber, (lots of pictures).

For identification : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Place: Bangalore
Date: 26.10.2014
Habit: Woody creeper
Habitat: Garden plant (found in Pot)
No more photos, please identify.

Stictocardia beraviensis

Images by tspkumar


TSP-MAY2016-30-358:Images of Stictocardia beraviensis (Convolvulaceae) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to present a few images of Stictocardia beraviensis (Convolvulaceae

Ref: flowersofindia 

Habit: Climber 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1200 msl 

Date: 14-06-2016

Oh! what crystal clear images.

Excellent images of a beautiful ornamental !!

Ipomoea Sp ? (30.09.09-NJ) : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
An Ipomoea Sp. (?) Id confirmation requested. Photo taken at Mumbai in Feb-09

it is
Stictocardia tiliifolia (Desr.) Hall.f., Bot. Janerb. 18: 159, 1894; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 3: 347, 2001(S. tilliaefolia); Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 2: 482, 2001(S. tiliaefolia).
Synonyms: Convolvulus tiliaefolius Desr. in Lamk., Encyclop. 3: 544, 1792.
Ipomoea campanulata auct. (non L. Sp. Pl. 160, 1753); Cl. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 211, 1883.
Ipomoea tiliaefolia R. & S., Syst. 4: 302, 1819.

It’s common Eng. name Sugar candy

Again the same question. Was it growing naturally in open area or was it planted in some house/garden etc? Does it appear native? Please let everybody know the habitat you have observed around it.

As far as i know it is ornamental. and cultivated in Mumbai.

Taking it as Stictocardia beraviensis (cultivated) as per images, threads & details therein.

Red coloured Ipomoea : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (3).
Came across this Red Ipomoea flowering in a bungalow garden in Pune today. (21.1.10)
Corolla size 7cm Leaf 11cm long and wide.
Requesting for ID

This climber is supposed to be from Srilanka. It is popularly known as Ipomoea candyking but it may be a nurseryman’s name. I am sure someone on the group knows the botanical name.

Could be Ipomoea coccinea

it is Stictocardia tiliifolia (Desr.) Hall.f., Bot. Janerb. 18: 159, 1894; Almeida, Fl. Mah. 3: 347, 2001(S. tilliaefolia); Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 2: 482, 2001(S. tiliaefolia).
occasionally grown in gardens.

Just before I read your mail I had second look at the Flowers. Ipomoea coccinea often named as Quamoclit coccinea has salver shaped flowers, where as this one has funnel shaped flowers. I had reached conclusion of Stictocardia beraviensis, which is supposed to be the name for Cany King Ipomoea, but perhaps you are right, the flowers and leaves seem to match more with S. tiliifolia.

It is Stictocardia tillifolia
Common Eng. name; Suger candy

Stictocardia is said to be common on sandy shores in Mumbai, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg. In my exploration over last 10 yrs I have not seen this plant in wild. Can anyone guide me to its locality?

Taking it as Stictocardia beraviensis (cultivated) as per images, threads & details therein.

to me it is Strictocardia beraviensis.

Red flower creeper for ID : Attachments (1). 2 posts by 2 authors.
This red flower creeper is at Puttenahalli Lake, JP Nagar, Bangalore.
Would be grateful if someone from the group can identify it for us.

Stictocardia tiliifolia belongs to Convolvulaceae

Taking it as Stictocardia beraviensis (cultivated) as per images, threads & details therein.


Convolvulaceae week :: Stictocardia species: Stictocardia species
ID Not yet resolved.
Observed planted in a bungalow in Pune
Stictocardia cordifolia
Stictocardia beraviensis

This is

Stictocardia beraviensis (Vatke) Hallier f.

a cultivated species. Often called Candy King. At some web pages this is wrongly named as

Stictocardia tiliifolia (Desr.) Hallier f. which catually is a rare climber occuring on seacoast in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra

I doubt that we will be able to sort out the Stictocardia species as there is still too much misinformation due to proper accurate information…
The experts specializing in Stictocardia still have not agreed on many aspects and therefore for us to presume to make definitive ID’s at this point in time is likely not going to be constructive in the long term.


Stictocardia beraviensis :: Dattaji Salvi Udyan, Thane :: 11 JAN 20 : 1 post by 1 author. 2 images.
Dattaji Salvi Udyan  Thane
Date: January 11, 2020 … Altitude: about 11 m (36 feet) asl
Stictocardia beraviensis  (Vatke) Hallier f.
Many thanks to Arun Kumar N for help with the ID … facebook.  


Covolvulaceae Week – Bangalore – RA – Stictocardia tiliifolia – Spotted Heart:
I rarely take pictures of any plants other than trees.
These are the some of the climbers I took.
Spotted Heart is a large woody climber found in the seashore thickets and forests. Leaves broadly ovate to circular, 6-20 long and 5-20 cm wide, heart-shaped at the base, with a short blunt tip. Leaves have some glandular spots on the upper surface, which inspired the common name Spotted Heart. In fact, the genus name Stictocardia also stands for spotted heart. Flowers are borne in clusters of 1-3 in leaf axils. Sepals are circular with a rounded tip. 1.2-1.8 cm long, much enlarged in fruit and then up to 4-5 cm long. Flowers are funnel-shaped, 8-10 cm long, reddish purple with a darker center, or reddish with a yellowish center. Ovary is hairless, filaments hairy at base. Easily identified by the capsule enclosed by enlarged sepals, 2-3.5 cm in diameter. Seeds 8-9 mm long, black to dark brown, velvety. Spotted Heart is native to India and SE Asia, introduced in America. Flowering: August-October.
More pictures in

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The Stictocardia posted is most likely either Stictocardia macalusoi or Stictocardia beraviensis and the only difference that I can locate between the 2 species mentioned is the length of the corolla.
S. beraviensis (Vatke) Hallier f. – Corolla 4.5 – 5.5 cm long
S. macalusoi (Mattei) Verdc. – Corolla 5.5 – 7 cm long
The other characteristics of both of the above species is otherwise the same…corolla coloration can vary from a deep reddish to a lighter pinkish with stripes and yellow deeper in the corolla.
Please post details of Stictocardia macalusoi to differentiate from Stictocardia beraviensis if anyone has access….as what I have is limited to distinguish between the 2 supposedly different species and consists of all features being exactly the same with the singular exception of the
Stictocardia campanulata is supposed to be extremely similar to Stictocardia Stictocardia tiliifolia (as disputed by experts as may be found in The Flora of China) and purportedly distinguished by the glands on the underside of the leaves , although this is also likely not accurate as the presence of glands on the leaves is a feature of all Stictocardia and in fact Stictocardia means dots on the heart shaped leaves.
The corolla of Stictocardia campanulata and Stictocardia tiliifolia has been described as being a white to pale pink and these 2 species may turn out to be local variations of each other…Stictocardia tiliifolia synonyms are as follows:
Synonym:Argyreia tiliifolia
Synonym: Ipomoea tiliifolia
Synonym: Rivea tiliaefolia
Synonym: Stictocardia tiliafolia
Synonym: Stictocardia tiliaefolia
I think George Staples will ultimately have to sort out all of the Stictocardia and Argyreia (which are very closely related to the Stictocardia)

Stictocardia beraviensis. No doubt about it.

Agree with …

Ipomoea beraviensis Vatke: 6 very high res. images.

Location: Bangalore, India 
Altitude: 900m.
Date: 08 August 2022
Habit : Cultivated




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