Skyblue Clustervine
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Skyblue Clustervine
ntroduced ovate Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Skyblue Clustervine, Pentantha
Botanical name: Jacquemontia pentanthos    Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Synonyms: Ipomoea canescens, Jacquemontia pentantha, Convolvulus pentanthus

Skyblue Clustervine is a handsome light climber. The stems are herbaceous, velvet-hairy to hairless. Leaves are ovate to broadly ovate, 3-6 cm long, basally heart-shaped, tapering at tip, hairless. Flowers are borne in dense cymes, usually with 1-2 flowers opening at any one time. Sepals are ovate to lanceshaped, pointed to tapering, 4-5 x 2-4 mm, velvet-hairy. Flower mostly blue, sometimes white, 2-2.5 cm across. Fruit is capsular, spherical, brown, hairless. Seeds are brown, 2.5 mm long, hairless. Flowering: June-August. Native to tropical America, it has spread to many tropical countries.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Delhi.

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