Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet., Hort. Brit. 287, 1827; Almeida, Fl. Mah.
3: 321, 2001. Singh et al, Fl. Mah. St. 2: 485, 2001; Yadav &
Sardesai, Fl. Kolhapur Dist. 308, 2002.
Synonyms: Convolvulus cairicus L. Syst. Ed. 10, 922, 1759. I. palmata
Fosk. Fl. Aegypt.- Arab. 43, 1775; Cl. in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:
214, 1883; Cooke, Fl. Pres. Bombay 2: 319, 1958 (Repr.). I.
tuberculata Roem. & Schult. Syst. 4: 208, 1819.
Common names: Railway creeper, Gar-vel.
commonly the corolla color is blue-voilet, however, a white form can
also be observed ocassionally.
On Jul 7, 11:58 am, "R. Vijayasankar" <vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> Dear Senthil,
> Thanks for your response.
> You may be right. But the leaves in* Ipomoea cairica* are divided upto the
> base (appearing as a compound leaf, as it is in the picture) which is not
> the case in I. digitata. The former sp is a common escape (weed) along
> roadsides and planted in gardens. Whereas, the latter sp doesn't occurs as
> weed. Anyway, let's hear from others too.
> Rashida ji, can you pl provide some more info like local name, use, presence
> of tuber, occurrence etc?
> [The tubers of I. digitata, known as 'giant potato' is a popular medicinal
> plant used as galactagouge in the name of Vidari in Ayurveda. I. cairica is
> not a medicinal plant as far as i know].
> With regards
> R. Vijayasankar
> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 1:10 AM, Senthilkumar <sensonsa...@gmail.com
> > Dear Vijayashanker Anna
> > It could be Ipomoea digitata due to the characters of the purplish flowers
> > and digitate leaflets. Leaflets are ovate-lanceolate.
> > Regards
> > Senthilkumar U.
> > On 7 July 2010 11:23, mani nair <mani.na...@gmail.com
> >> Commonly known as Railway creeper as it is found near the railway boundary
> >> walls, grills etc.
> >> Regards,
> >> Mani.
> >> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM, R. Vijayasankar <
> >> vijay.botan...@gmail.com
> >>> Looks like *Railroad Creeper, Ipomoea cairica.*
> >>> **
> >>> With regards
> >>> R. Vijayasankar
> >>> On Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 12:46 AM, Rashida Atthar <
> >>>> indiantreepi...@googlegroups.com
> >>>> .
> >>> indiantreepi...@googlegroups.com
> >>> .
> >> indiantreepi...@googlegroups.com
> >> .