Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Ipomoea carnea Jacq.

Family: Convolvulaceae Genus: Ipomoea Species: Ipomoea carnea Jacq.






Synonym Ipomoea fistulosa Martius ex Choisy, Batatus crassicaulis Benth., Ipomoea crassicaulis (Benth.) Robinson Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Behaya, Basharam bar. Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Bush Morning Glory, Morning Glory Tree Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Vilayti ak, Akra Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Upto 1000m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Capsules ovoid – globose, 1.5 – 2 cm long; seeds 4, large, brown – villous.
Habitat Common; waste places, river beds, way sides or sometimes cultivated as hedge plant. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native of tropical America, widely naturalized in the tropics. Bark Details Greenish bark
Distribution in chandigarh Patiala-ki-Rao Reserved Forest Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Erect or suberect shrubs, with fistular stem. Leaves ovate to ovate – oblong, base cordate or hastate, acuminate, glabrous. Flowers purple, 6 – 10 cm large, in many flowered, axillary or terminal, pedunculate cymes. Sepals subequal, ovate to obovate, obtuse, pubescent outside. Corolla pink to rose – purple, tubular or funnel – shaped, hairy in the mid petaline zones. Capsules ovoid – globose, seeds 4, large, brown – villous. Leaf Details Leaves ovate to ovate – oblong, 6 – 20 x 4 – 10 cm, base cordate or hastate, acuminate, glabrous.

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