Help me in identifying the Convolvulaceae weed predominating Bangalore

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botlect

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Jul 25, 2011, 1:10:56 PM7/25/11
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I couldn't attach the snap along with this mail as the option isn't
available. The weed which I am talking about spreads at a fast pace.
It is a climber which doesn't even spare the electric poles and climbs
them. This at present is more dominating than Parthenium. Please do
suggest the possible scientific names!

Dinesh Valke

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Jul 25, 2011, 1:33:03 PM7/25/11
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... please check possibility of Operculina turpethum.
But of course, there are many other possibilities.

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Vijayasankar

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Jul 25, 2011, 3:02:48 PM7/25/11
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The fast-spreading convolvulaceae member in Bangalore could be any of the 3 species viz. Ipomoea indica, Ipomoea muricata or Ipomoea parasitica. Another plant, Argyreia cuneata is also common near Hebbal area, but it is not that fast-spreading.
Pl check this link: http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/2a48ce688963fc9a/29cbe8940d93af6d?hl=en&lnk=gst&q=ipomoea+indica#29cbe8940d93af6d
 
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Vijayasankar Raman
National Center for Natural Products Research
University of Mississippi
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