Thunbergia erecta (Benth.) T.Anderson

 
  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
    (ACANTHUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Meyenia erecta Benth.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Thunbergia erecta (Benth.) T.Anderson
  • Common name : Upright Thunbergia, Blue bell, King's mantle, Bush Clock Vine
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : Flowers large, trumpet shaped, attractive and bluish to white, variable in colour.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collection Nos : CS 7936
  • Collection Locality : Peermade, Kerala
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • World Distribution : Westren Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis; 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=Thunbergia erecta. Downloaded on 15 October 2019.

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