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Thunbergia laurifolia, Laurel clock vine

Thunbergia laurifolia

Description:

Muy similar a la Thunbergia grandiflora, ver como diferenciarlas en notas...

Habitat:

Aquí se da de manera silvestre aunque su origen se remonta a La India. Sub-tropical montane forest at the Suburbs of Guatemala City 1800 msnm

Notes:

- Nombre común o vulgar: Tumbergia azul, Enredadera de trompeta azul, Bignonia azul. - Familia: Acanthaceae (Acantáceas). - Origen: India. - Esta es una trepadora maravillosa, aunque poco resistente al frío. - Enredadera leñosa de follaje persistente. - Hojas simples, opuestas, ovadas, de base asimétrica y ápice acuminado, margen dentado a lobulado, con tres nervaduras principales, ásperas. - Las grandes flores azules claro, en forma de trompeta, son abundantes y cuelgan atractivamente desde soportes tipo techo. - Las flores por su aspecto, recuerdan a las Gloxinias y presentan un bello color azul con el cuello blanco. - Puede encontrarse en flor durante muchos meses si se ubica protegida de los fríos. - Usos: buena opción para cubrir muros, pérgolas, etc. - Muy interesante por el tamaño y colorido de sus flores. - Arraiga con facilidad y crece muy rápido. - Luz: sol o semisombra. - Temperaturas: es sensible a las heladas. Requiere más de 0ºC. - Suelos: le gusta los suelos ligeramente ácidos. - En su inicio necesita ser guiada. - Rebrota bien y rápidamente desde sus raíces si todo su desarrollo sobre el suelo ha muerto debido a una helada. - Multiplicación: esquejes, semillas. Similar Species Laurel clock vine (Thunbergia laurifolia) is very similar to blue thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora ) and relatively similar to fragrant thunbergia (Thunbergia fragrans ), black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata ) and the native Thunbergia arnhemica. Although laurel clock vine (Thunbergia laurifolia) is so similar to blue thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora ) that the characters of these species almost overlap, it can usually be distinguished by the following differences: laurel clock vine (Thunbergia laurifolia) usually has relatively narrow leaves that are almost entire or have shallowly lobed or toothed margins. Its leaves are hairless (i.e. glabrous) and are borne on relatively short stalks (usually less than 3 cm long). blue thunbergia (Thunbergia grandiflora ) usually has relatively broad leaves bearing relatively large pointed lobes and/or toothed margins. It leaves are usually hairy (i.e. pubescent) and are borne on relatively long hairy stalks (4-12 cm long). Laurel clock vine (Thunbergia laurifolia) has large flowers (60-80 mm across) that are usually blue or purplish in colour with broad throats that are pale yellowish in colour. fragrant thunbergia (Thunbergia fragrans ) has moderately large flowers (about 50 mm across) that are entirely white in colour and have a very narrow throat. Thunbergia arnhemica has moderately large flowers (about 50 mm across) that are entirely white in colour and are bell-shaped with a relatively broad throat.

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C. Daehler
C. Daehler 7 years ago
Laurel clock vine
Thunbergia laurifolia Thunbergia laurifolia


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AndresDuarte
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Spotted on Sep 17, 2012
Submitted on Jan 15, 2013

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