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Balkar Arya

Apr 6, 2010, 11:17:09 PM4/6/10
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Dear Members
A convolvulaceae member for id
my guess is Operculina turpethum???

A Perrennial Twiner From Village Sutana panipat March 2009
Balkar Singh

OperculinaThermal Canal Panipat.jpg

Dinesh Valke

Apr 6, 2010, 11:21:52 PM4/6/10
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... most probably Operculina turpethum ... commonly known as: Indian jalap, St. Thomas lidpod, transparent wood rose, turpeth root, white day glory • Hindi: निशोथ nisoth, पिठोरी pitohri • Kannada: ಬಿಳಿತಿಗಡೆ bilitigade, ತಿಗಡೆ ಬೇರು tigade beru • Malayalam: ത്രികോല്പക്കൊന്ന thrikoolpakkonna • Marathi: निसोत्तर or निशोत्तर nisottar • Nepalese: निशोधि nishodhi, निशोथ nisoth • Sanskrit: निशोत्र nishotra, त्रिपुट triputa, त्रिवृथ trivrutha • Tamil: சரளம் caralam, சிவதை civatai, கும்பஞ்சான் kumpncan, பகன்றை paganrai • Telugu: తెగడ tegada, త్రివృత్ తెల్లతెగ trivrut tellatega


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tanay bose

Apr 7, 2010, 1:01:05 AM4/7/10
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Dear Balkar Ji,
I also think this plant is Operculina turpethum (syn. Ipomoea turpethum) from the family Convolvulaceae.

Tanay Bose
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Apr 7, 2010, 1:04:59 AM4/7/10
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Operculina turpethum

Syn: Convolvulus turpethum Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 155. 1753; Argyreia
alulata Miquel; Convolvulus anceps Linnaeus; Ipomoea anceps (Linnaeus)
Roemer & Schultes; I. turpethum (Linnaeus) R. Brown; I. turpethum var.
anceps (Linnaeus) Miquel; Merremia turpethum (Linnaeus) Bojer;
Operculina turpethum var. heterophylla H. Hallier; Spiranthera
turpethum (Linnaeus) Bojer.

Herbs perennial. Roots fleshy, long, much branched. Stems reddish, to
4 m, narrowly 3-5-winged, ± angular, gla-brous or densely pilose-
tomentose on young parts. Petiole 2-10 cm, often winged; leaf blade
cordate-circular, ovate, broadly ovate, ovate-lanceolate, or
lanceolate, 4-14 X 3.5-14 cm, abaxially pubescent, adaxially appressed
pilose to gla-brous, base cordate, truncate or obtuse, margin entire
or undulate, apex acute or acuminate, mucronulate. Inflorescences
cymose, often 2-flowered; peduncles 0.5-3 cm, usually terete; bracts
2, oblong to ovate-oblong, 1-2.5 cm, concave, pubescent. Pedicel 1.5-2
cm, striate-angular, clavate, to 4 cm in fruit. Sepals ovate to
broadly ovate, unequal; outer 2 sepals 1.5-2 cm, abaxially pubescent;
inner 3 shorter, subglabrous. Corolla white, sometimes with a
yellowish base inside, broadly funnel form, 3.5-4 cm, glabrous,
minutely yellowish glandular outside; limb 5-lobed. Filaments
pubescent basally; anthers twisted. Fruit enclosed in cupular calyx,
depressed globose, ca. 1.5 cm in diam. Seeds dull black, ovoid-
trigonous, ca. 6 mm, glabrous. Fl. and fr. year round.

Balkar Arya

Apr 7, 2010, 11:12:50 AM4/7/10
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Dear Tanay, Parvir Ji and Dinesh Ji
Thanks for validating id

Balkar Singh

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