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"Notes: Plains , Cultivated, Native of Tropical Africa"
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Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: 0-1000 m elevation.

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"Maharashtra: Pune, Sindhudurg Karnataka: Chikmagalur, Coorg, Shimoga Tamil Nadu: All districts"
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Distribution: A native of W. Tropical Africa, introduced and widely grown in gardens in tropical countries.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

A glabrous, upright, upto 1.25 m tall undershrub. Leaves late-ovate to elliptic-ovate to obovate, 3-8 x 2-4 cm, basally rounded, distantly serrate, acute, apiculate. Flowers purple-blue to dark blue, up to c. 6 cm long, c. 4 cm across, usually solitary axillary; Bracts 15 x 10 mm, deciduous. Calyx teeth c. 15, subulate, glandular hairy. Corolla tube ± curved yellowish-white or white, glandular hairy outside, lobes subequal, c. 1.5 cm long, obtuse. Staminal filaments glandular-hairy; anthers oblong, c. 4 mm long, bearded, mucronate. Style c. 3.5 cm long; stigma 2-lobed, upper lobe upright, lower patent.
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

Habit: Shrub
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flower/Fruit

Fl. Per.: November-March.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Thunbergia erecta

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Thunbergia erecta

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

Reasons: Widespread throughout the Old and New World tropics.

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Wikipedia

Thunbergia erecta

Thunbergia erecta is a herbaceous perennial climbing plant species in the genus Thunbergia native to western Africa. Common names include bush clockvine and king's-mantle .[1]

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  1. ^ "Taxon: Thunbergia erecta (Benth.) T. Anderson". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 13 March 2012. 
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Notes

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Cultivated for its large showy flowers in Karachi and elsewhere.
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