Horse-Tail Creeper
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Horse-Tail Creeper
ative Photo: Prashant Awale
Common name: Horse-Tail Creeper
Botanical name: Porana volubilis    Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)

Horse-Tail Creeper is is a very large climber, with hairless, warted branches. Leaves are about 6 cm by 4 cm, ovate, base rounded to heart- shaped, carried on 1.5 cm long stalks. Flower are borne in very large panicles which are minutely yellowish-velvety. Flower stalks are 0-6 mm long. Sepals are 5 mm, oblong. Flowers are about 1 cm, white, limb distinctly lobed. Style is bipartite, stigmas small. Capsule is 4 mm across, round, with persisent spoon-shaped sepals. Horse-Tail Creeper is found in SE Asia and Andaman islands.

Identification credit: Sandhya, Tanay Bose
Photographed at Ross Island, Andaman & Nicobar.
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