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Is this a Morning glory?
I don't think this spotter have the usual trumet shaped flower like morning glory which Midnapore creeper have . You can see it clearly in AryDharmawan's spotter.http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/...... .
Midnapore creeper have a much more woody stem but this one have a thinner stem and the leaves also look different to me. One question to Javagal. Did this spotter have a long tube like process between the petal and sepal like the midnapore creeper. If so then Ashish maybe right.
Leaf of plant seen here like Elliptic type also match with my suggested plant and in Ipomoea sp. leafs are mostly Ovate type.
namitha this is not Ipomoea sp. If you study images of Ipomoea flowers and its petal structure. Which flower is seen in July and August in genus Ipomoea...?
You have a good point there Jellis, but I am pretty sure about this because I asked one of my friends to get it for me [as we don't have ipomeas in our locality] the day before for decorating our athapookalam as part of the onam celebration in college. She brought the very same flower. And only the native Ipomea maxima can be used [ it is one of the dashapushpa and no other species can replace it]. And our teacher told that the one we collected was Ipomea maxima. But here also we might have identified it wrong. Then what you said will be a very valid point. I will try to collect more details about it.
Midnapore Creeper.... Spotted during its peak of flowering in July August.
It may not be native but it could have been introduced.
Wow..! I missed the whole show here..:-( Fantastic discussion friends..! Thank you Namitha, AryDharmawan & Jellis..:-)
I don't think Ipomea alba is found commonly in India. The maxima is the more common variety and the leaf of Ipomea alba does not match with these two spotters
But I don't think that any of it is Alba. But I am pretty sure that both are the same as AryDharmawan said but the doubt is which is it?
From what read the Alba covers a variety of color variations.
If the spotting that AryDharmawan has spotted is Ipomea alba then this one is also Ipomea alba. [If that is right]. But I don't think that scientific name given to AryDharmawan's spotting is right. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipomoea_alb...
But by seeing the 5 evident pale yellow markings I doubt whether I have nailed the species or not.
It is one among the 10 "dashapushpangal" http://interpretationsofinspirations.blo... . It is as Jellis said an Ipomea, it is infact Ipomea maxima. It is called "Thiruthali" in malayalam.
I can't read French but it looks close to this.http://www.mi-aime-a-ou.com/liane_manche...
Ipomoea or a Convolvulus are two species of Morning Glory
yes it's a morning glory, I was trying find the subspecies of it. Keep seeing pictures but no link to the name to which subspecies.
Yes, i think it is a morning glory.
It is either a Ipomoea or a Convolvulus. Subspecies I haven't tracked down.
Spotted on Jul 19, 2007 Submitted on Aug 17, 2012
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