Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Laurel Clock Vine

Thunbergia grandiflora var. laurifolia

Description:

Thunbergia grandiflora is an evergreen vine in the family Acanthaceae. It is native to China, India, Nepal, Indochina and Burma and widely naturalised elsewhere. Common names include Bengal clockvine, Bengal trumpet, blue skyflower, blue thunbergia, blue trumpetvine, clockvine, skyflower and skyvine. Hindi: नील लता Neel lata • Gujarati: Tumakhlung • Bengali: নীল লতা Neel lota. The Bengal Clock Vine has been called by some "the most beautiful vine in the world". From a distance, this twining, flowering vine looks like a morning glory and even up close the flowers are quite similar. The curious name clock vine comes from the fact that it twines around a support in a clockwise direction. Plants may grow to about 20 metres in height.

Notes:

Differs from Bengal Clock Vine mainly in the narrower, 3-7 cm wide, ovate to oblong, rarely lobed leaves which are frequently very coarsely toothed, long-pointed at the tip.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

3 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Arun

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Added 2 more photos...

Arun
Arun 8 years ago

nice capture!!

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Tamil Nadu, India

Spotted on Jan 28, 2013
Submitted on Jan 28, 2013

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team