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Indian Clock Vine

Thunbergia mysorensis,


Indian Clock Vine, is in the Thunbergia genus of 'clock vines.' It is a woody-stemmed, evergreen climbing flowering plant, The name, mysorensis is derived from the city of Mysore in the province of Karnataka, India. Other regional vernacular names include "Brick & Butter Vine", "Lady's Slipper Vine", and "Dolls' Shoes" due to the flower shape and large size. Thunbergia mysorensis often reaches 6 metres (20 ft) and has long narrow medium green leaves. The dramatic and very large pendant hanging blossoms have individual flowers in a bold curved shaped. This is enhanced by their being a rich saturated yellow, with maroon to brownish red outer tip coloring.[1] The vine blooms from Spring to Autumn.[


This vine can be found in Spain (south) and in southern tropical India.


The Thunbergia mysorensis plant is cultivated as a popular ornamental plant, planted in tropical and sub-tropical gardens, and in conservatories and greenhouses.[1] It grows quickly in frost-free temperate climates, such as coastal Southern California, with flowers draping down from pergolas and other garden structures.[2] Its sweet nectar is attractive to sunbirds, a very small passerine bird, and hummingbirds.

1 Comment

ShriPatwardhan 9 years ago

Thanks Gopal murali for your identification.

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Kerala, India

Spotted on Nov 14, 2008
Submitted on Jun 14, 2012

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