Ipomoea marginata (Desr.) Manitz.

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Basionym : Convolvulus marginatus Desr.
  • Synonym(s) : Ipomoea sepiaria Koenig ex Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Not found in The Plant List
  • Vernacular name : Bankaalmi (Hindi); Laksmanya (Kannada); Manjigai, Talikkirai, Thazhakkodi (Tamil); Mettatuti, Puriti tiga, Tella thuti (Telugu); Mindhi, Bilona, Mushakani (Oria); Laksmanya (Sanskrit); Chuttithiruthali, Kolambi, Thiruthali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Wastelands, scrub jungles and roadsides
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on hills on thickets, by arable lands up to 1200m on exposed slopes and on rock crevices
  • Key identification features : A slender twiner
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : K. Sankara Rao, Arun Singh, Raja K. Swamy & Navendu Page
  • Collection Date : 24/02/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0462
  • Collection Locality : Chandaka to Bhubaneswar, Khurda district (OD)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Udupi district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Puri district, Khurda district, Balasore district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa & Asia, Malesia to Formosa, Australia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Ipomoea marginata. Downloaded on 20 October 2020.

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