Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet

Family: Convolvulaceae Genus: Ipomoea Species: Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet






Synonym Convolvulus cairicus, Ipomoea stipulacea Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Railway Creeper Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Cairo Morning Glory, Coast Morning Glory And Railroad Creeper Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Singa Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1200 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit small (10-12 mm Across) turn brown as they mature and contain four seeds
Habitat Occurs in the tropical regions of the world Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to Tropical Africa and Asia and Naturalised in New Zealand, Southern USA, Central America, South America Bark Details Hairless slender stems
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species The evergreen creepers, refreshing the eve in the hottest weather with its clear, green leaves and delicate, mauve blooms, the Railway Creeper is found in gardens, villages and on practically every railway station, thus earning for itself its nickname Leaf Details The alternately arranged leaves (3-10 cm long and 3-10 cm wide) are divided into five or seven narrow lobes, like the fingers of a hand

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found