Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl.

    (Morning-Glory Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KALADANA FAMILY (कालादाना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CONVOLVULACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl.
  • Common name : Lesser Glory
  • Vernacular name : Godla-jadi (Kannada); Siruthalai (Tamil); Nallakokkita (Telugu); Cherutali, Thiruthali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Degraded forests in the planis along roadsides, dry lands, on fences, in fallow fields and arable lands above 1400m.
  • Comments / notes : Very common
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Vishakapatnam district, Nellore district, Anantapur district, East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Kadapa district, Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Guntur district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : All districts of Karnataka
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Ganjam district, Khurda district
    • Tamil Nadu : Salem district, Coimbatore district
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Madagascar through Tropical Asia & Northern Australia, Fiji, Formosa
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan District; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore District; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India.
  • 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 obscura. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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