Ipomoea cordatotriloba Dennst., Nomencl. Bot. 1: 246 1810.;

This plant was photographed on 7th Sep 2011 at 3.19 pm which was growing wild at Pune

Had posted this plant for identification on 9th Sep 2011

efloraofindia:”For Id 09092011MR1’’ climber with violet flowers Pune

Previous identification by Giby ji

May be Ipomoea calophylla Fenzl. Syn: Ipomoea dichroa of Convolvulaceae family.


Reddish twining stem without hair; heart shaped and trilobed leaves without hair approx dimensions 10-11cms X 7-8 cms cms; hairy calyx basally; pink to brown hairy capsule; could not find an open flower, was entangled with another climber and covered with many insects

Can it be Ipomoea triloba?

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The plant looks to be definitely in series batatas and most likely Ipomoea cordatotriloba or less likely something very closely related.
The entire description is that of Ipomoea cordatotriloba and the sepals and capsule fit Ipomoea cordatotriloba exactly.

Date/Time- Sep 2011
Location-Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Garden/wild i do not know
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber i suppose
Height/Length- 3 feet
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- violet
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- pink with spikes
Other Information like Fragrance, Pollinator, Uses etc.- Many insects on itIt was completely entangled with another creeper and was impossible to photograph without it as also there were too many insects

May be Ipomoea calophylla Fenzl. Syn: Ipomoea dichroa of Convolvulaceae family.  


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