White Coral Vine
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White Coral Vine
ntroduced Photo: Nandan Kalbag
Common name: White Coral Vine, Coral vine, Honolulu creeper, Mexican creeper • Tamil: கொடி ரோஜா Kodi rose • Bengali: Anantalata
Botanical name: Antigonon leptopus 'Alba'    Family: Polygonaceae (Knotweed family)

This is the rare white variety of the normally pink coral vine. Coral Vine, is a native of Mexico. It is a fast growing, evergreen vine, climbing with tendrils that will reach 40 feet. Leaves are dark green heart-shaped to arrowhead-shaped to 5 inches long. Probably the heart shaped leaves and the delicate flowers led to its Mexican name cadena de amor or "chain of love". It produces edible tubers. The actual flowers are tiny but the sepals are larger and provide the brilliant colors that range from white to rose-pink to deep coral flowered varieties.

Identification credit: Nandan Kalbag Photographed in Maharashtra.

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