Balloon Vine is a woody perennial vine distributed almost globally in the
tropics. It is a fast growing vine up to 10 feet. Leaves are trifoliate,
up to 4 inches long, with highly lobed leaflets. The plant climb with
tendrils and needs some form of support. The small white flowers bloom
from summer through fall, flowers are not very showy. The fruit is more
interesting, from which the plant gets its common name. It is a brown,
thin-shelled, inflated angled capsule up to 3 cm across, containing 3
black seeds each, with a white heart-shaped scar.
Identification credit: Prashant Awale
Photographed in Maharashtra & Delhi.
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