Ipomoea tuba   (Schl.) G.Don  (Plant)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Magnoliopsida

Glabrous, perennial twiners, Herb twining; stems more or less woody, longitudinally wrinkled, straw-coloured. Leaves entire, broadly ovate or orbicular, cordate at base, acuminate at apex; petioles 3-12 cm long. Flowers 6-15 cm long, white,axillary, solitary or rarely in 2-flowered cymes; corolla salver-shaped with 7-8 cm long tube; peduncles 4-8 cm long. Fruit 2-3 cm in daim, globose,pale brown, globose; seeds 4, hairy along margins.

Flowering and fruiting: October-February (Orissa), August-October (Andhra Pradesh).

Extensively spreading climber with large cordate leaves and showy white flowers.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Tellateega
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal
Trophic Level:  Producer


• West Bengal INDIA
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh INDIA
• Orissa, Mahanadi Delta INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rajendra N and Sanjeevi SB (2004) Flowering plants and fern in mangrove ecosystems of India: An identification manual ENVIS centre, Annamalai University, Parangipettai, Tamil Nadu, India. 110 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Banerjee, LK and Roa, TA (2001) Flora of the Mahanadi Delta, Orissa Botanical Survey of India 1-307 Available at - NIO,Goa

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