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15. Ipomoea quamoclit Linn., Sp. Pl. 159. 1753. Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed Carey & Wall. 1:503.1832, Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 199, Trimen, l.c. 215, Bamber, l.c. 621, van Ooststroom, l.c. 482, R.R. Stewart, l.c. 576. (Fig. 6, F-G),.

DANIEL F. AUSTIN


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Ipomoea quamoclit
Illustration

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Quamoclit pinnata Bojer
  • Quamoclit vulgaris Choisy

    Climbers, the stems glabrous. Leaves 1-9 cm long, ovate to deeply pinnatisect with 9-19 alternate or opposite pairs of linear lobes, glabrous. Flowers solitary or in 2-5-flowered cymes. Sepals elliptic to oblong, 4-7 mm long, obtuse apically, with a 0.25-0.75 mm long mucrone, glabrous. Corolla red, 2-3 cm long, salverform. Fruit capsular, ovoid, 6-8 mm long. Seeds dark brown to black, with dark patches of short trichomes scattered somewhat irregularly.

    Fl. Per.: August to October.

    Type: India (LINN, 219.1, microfiche!).

    C-7 Jhelum Dist.: Mangla, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 1484 (RAW), G-4 Sind: Karachi, March 1967, Saida Qureshi s.n. (KUH).

    Distribution: Undoubtedly originally from the Americas and probably Mexico, now cultivated and naturalized in most of the tropical countries.


     

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