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 cairica (Linn.) Sweet,

Family: Convolvulaceae Genus: Ipomoea Species: Ipomoea cairica (Linn.) Sweet,






Synonym Convolvulus cairicus Linn.,  Ipomoea palmata Forsk Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Neeli – bel Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Railway Creeper. Flowering Period Jan-Dec
Vernacular /Local Name Neeli – bel Fruiting Period Jan-Dec
Altitude Up to 1300m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Climber Fruit Details
Habitat As cultivated twiner, occasionally found as an escape Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Widely cultivated and naturalized in many parts of the world. Bark Details
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh , Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Manimajara and Daria Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species Leaf Details

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details