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King's-mantle

Thunbergia erecta

Description:

Thunbergia erecta is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the genus Thunbergia native to western Africa. Common names include bush clockvine and king's-mantle. From Wiki... Interesting as it looks like the same flower except that mine grows on a bush and definitely doesn't climb!

2 Species ID Suggestions

Ashish
Ashish 8 years ago
Laurel Clock Vine
Thunbergia laurifolia Thunbergia laurifolia - Laurel Clock Vine
Ashish
Ashish 8 years ago
Bush Clock Vine, King's Mantle
Thunbergia erecta Thunbergia erecta - King's Mantle


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8 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Vincent, Ashish and Chief RedEarth for your input into this spotting... Still looking for a definitive ID for this plant, though.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Pamela if you able to find more species in Thunbergiaceae family...
Like Meyenia hawtayneana

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

Hmm, just checked the Flowers of India website. This spotting is a small bush growing all by itself in the garden, no vines nearby! And the leaves look different, I think. I'll check them tomorrow in my garden. Thanks Ashish...

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Vincent many climbers are mixed with shrubs and big herbs and make you feel flowers of host(supporting of climber) plant. I felt such in many species... Flowers of India website is really a helping and Books of Proff. Shrikant Ingalhalikar... are too.

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

@Ashish. Thanks. Definitely not Laurel Clock Vine as it grows on a bush and the flowers don't cascade down as they do on Laurel Clock Vine.
I think this other spotting is Laurel Clock Vine, the flowers look identical to the vine in my garden.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...
Perhaps this spotting is King's Mantle. The flowers don't grow in clusters.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Pamela I have suggested 2 matching species... Verify yourself which match with your spotted flower structure specially in Petals and Sepals....

pamsai
pamsai 8 years ago

thanks Chief RedEarth, but this is different from Bengal Clock Vine http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/170...
It grows on a small lanky bush, not a vine, and the flowers look quite different in shape and colour.

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 8 years ago

Dear Chief RedEarth, This is not a vine. It is a bush-type plant seen in plenty here in Palakkad, Kerala.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Tamil Nadu, India

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

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