Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims

  • Family : ACANTHACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Acanthaceae
  • Species : Thunbergia alata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
  • Common name : Black-eyed Susan Vine
  • Key identification features : A slender climber with simple, opposite, narrowly heart-shaped leaves. Flowers are large (2.5-3 cm across), showy, brown-centred with a pair of broad wing-like structures outside sepals. Fruit is a few-seeded capsule.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Native : Tropical Africa
  • Comments : Cultivated in gardens and houses as an ornament. Often runs wild.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Africa; Cultivated in tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. alata. Downloaded on 10 July 2020.


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