Cobaea scandens Cav., Icon. 1: 11 1791. (syn: Cobaea lasseri Pittier; Rosenbergia scandens (Cav.) House);

Mexico (Chiapas, Coahuila, Ciudad de Mexico, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo,
Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, San
Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Veracruz), Honduras (I), Guatemala (I), Costa Rica (I),
Australia (I) (New South Wales (I)), Java (I), Peru (I), Cuba (I), Jamaica (I),
Bolivia (I), Ecuador (I), Venezuela (I), Colombia (I), China (I), Mauritius (I),
Runion (I), Slovakia (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
Cup and Saucer Vine, Cathedral Bells;




Climber for identification 030313MK03: Please help me to identify this twiner found in a Botanical Garden in the Nilgiris.
Date: 18 Aug 2011
Place: Sims Park, Conoor, Nilgiris
Alt.: c. 2100 m asl

… very unique flower, and intriguing flower. Thanks for sharing …; keen to know ID … putting my guess: some species of Argyreia … could be far from fact.

This should be Cup & Saucer Vine, Cobaea scandens as in flowersofindia.
…, please if you could give the link. I’m bad at giving links.

Very interesting to note this cup and saucer vine. This belongs to the family Polemoniaceae is a native of Tropical America.

Many thanks for the identification. It is indeed a beautiful vine called Cobaea scandens Cav. Also called as Monastery Bells.


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