A small common creeper for ID 04112010SMP1

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Satish Phadke

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Nov 4, 2010, 10:10:04 AM11/4/10
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I don't know whether to call it a climber or a creeper. It is a climber just creeping on ground or climbs on small shrubs or stones seen at many place on all Tekdis around Pune. This seems to be the flowering season.
The leaves are oblong with cordate base, alternate.?pubescent 3-4 cm in length. The flowers are axillary small 1cm in size.Calyx lobes seem to be prominent as in the picture. I think this is from family convolvulaceae. I coudn't observe the fully open flower properly probably the blooming duration is short?
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Dinesh Valke

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Nov 4, 2010, 12:41:47 PM11/4/10
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... this looks like Ipomoea eriocarpa ... commonly known as: tiny morning glory • Hindi: बूटा buta • Kannada: ಮುಳ್ಳು ಬಳ್ಳಿ mullu balli • Marathi: माळ घंटी maal ghanti, रानभोवरी raanbhovari • Oriya: paninoi • Sanskrit: नखरि nakhari • Telugu: పురిటితీగె purititige

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Pankaj Kumar

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Nov 4, 2010, 1:14:33 PM11/4/10
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Ipomoea eriocarpa R.Br. Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 484. 1810

Type: Morson s.n., Sierra Leone; K. (attached)

Ipomoea very strangely means worm like, referring to the coiled floral bud.
eriocarpa means fruit covered with wooly hairs.

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Pankaj

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tanay bose

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Nov 4, 2010, 8:54:37 PM11/4/10
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 Ipomoea eriocarpa sure
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