Boat Morning Glory
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Boat Morning Glory
A Native Photo: M. Sawmliana
Common name: Boat Morning Glory
Botanical name: Ipomoea pileata    Family: Convolvulaceae (Morning glory family)
Synonyms: Convolvulus pileatus, Convolvulus guinensis

Boat Morning Glory is an annual twinning herb with stem hairy. Flowers are pinkish-white, narrowly, funnel-shaped, tube 2 cm long and 2 mm wide, limb 1.2 cm across. Flowers are enclosed in a boat-shaped, up to 5 cm broad involucre. Sepals are ovate, blunt, 1.2 cm long, woolly.Flower-cluster-stalk is often longer than the leaf-stalk. Leaves are 6-8 x 7-9 cm, ovate-tapering, with a short sharp point, base heart-shaped, becoming hairless above and velvet-hairy below; leaf-stalk up to 7 cm long. Capsule is ovoid, 5 mm long; seeds ovoid, black. Boat Morning Glory is found in Tropical & Subtropical Africa, India and SE Asia.

Identification credit: M. Sawmliana Photographed along Sateek-Phulpui road, Mizoram.

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