Common name: Morning Glory
Ipomoea indica (Burm.f.) Merr. APNI*
Description: Perennial with twining stems, ± pilose.
Leaves with lamina broad-ovate, 4–17 cm long, 3–15 cm wide, apex acuminate, base cordate, margins entire to deeply 3-lobed, upper surface with short appressed hairs, lower surface silky-tomentose; petiole 3–13 cm long.
Inflorescence 2-many-flowered, terminally congested with conspicuous bracteoles. Corolla funnel-shaped, violet-blue with paler mid-petaline bands and darker throat, ± glabrous; tube 5.5–7.5 cm long; limb 6.5–8 cm diam.
Capsule depressed-globose, c. 10 mm diam., 3-locular; fruit rarely setting in Australia.
Flowering: mainly spring–autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Widely cultivated; garden escape in coastal districts north from Coledale, also recorded for Yetman. Native of trop. regions.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *NWS, *NWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *S.A.
Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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