Scientific name - Thunberg grandiflora Roxb.
Synonyms - Fleming grandiflora, grandiflora Pleuremidis.
Popular names - Bengal clock vine, blue clock vine, sky flower Indian, sky flower, Blue Sky vine, blue trumpet vine.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from northern India.
Description - perennial, voluble. Stem thin, green, 2 m height. Leaves opposite, language ovat-lanceolata, acuminata peak, the cordata, margin entire, lobate or iregulat needle, 15 x 10 cm, short stalks, 3.5 ribs. Blue flowers with yellow, white on the outside, 8 x 8 cm, arranged in bouquets with individual pedicel 4-5 cm long, corolla tube 3 cm long, calyx green with purple or red spots. Bloom in June-July. Fruit spherical capsule. Semantic 1 cm diameter, overall, with a convex face and covered with brown bracts triangulation.
Growth rate & ndash; quickly.
Tolerances - ͦ not tolerate temperatures below 10 C.
Requirements - ͦ temperatures of 21-24 C, wet soils, and in full sun or semiumbra.
Management - plants grown in pots are transvazeaza every year. The land must be constantly moist.
Propagation - by seedlings. Spring is taken seedlings of 8-10 cm, cut just below the knot. The seeds, winter or early spring after sowing vessel and shall be held to be umbreste ͦ 18-24 C until germinate. Germination occurs after 7-10 days.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Alba' with white flowers with a yellow spot in the middle.
Properties and Uses - juice of the leaves and roots is used to treat wounds.
Ornamental species may be used for decoration of walls and Pergolese. Are planted at about 8.10 cm from the wall.
Brooklyn BotanicGarden, Karan Davis Cutler - Flowering Vines, Beautiful climbers - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1999
Ellen Zachos - Tempting Tropicals - Timber Press, 2005
Narayan P. Manandhar, Sanjay Manandhar - Plants and People of Nepal - Timber Press, 2002
Parsons WT, Cuthbertson EG - Noxious Weeds of Australia - CSIRO, 2001
Trees and shrubs
Diospyros kaki L. - Khaki
Monoecious tree, 6-12 m high. Trunk erect, conical crown, brown bark is exfoliating in small plates. Leaves fell, coriacee, alternate, language oval-elliptic, margin entire, top acuminata, the attenuated, shiny green on top and pubescent towards the bottom, 7-20 x 4.10 cm, petiole 1-1.5 cm long.
Pimenta racemosa (Mill.) JWMoore
Shrub or small tree, 7.5-15 m high; ritidom thin, scaly, producing a scaly trunk. Leaves pungent rum, obovata to elliptic, 3-15 x 1.2-7.5 cm, acute to round at the narrow top, coriacee.
Tibouchina urvilleana - shrub, to 4 m high. Belong to the genus Tibouchina about 350 species of shrubs and undergrowth of tropical America, most of them being found across the globe species grown as ornamentals.
Citrus - citrus
Bark smooth, thin, gray-brown to green. Most species have a single trunk, hardwood. Citrus paradisi (Grapefruit) has a thick trunk 0.5 - a, 75 m in diameter. Stalk young are edges, green. Stalk elderly are circular in section.
Evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.
Cosmos sulphureus - used as an ornamental species for borders or groups, in association with Asclepias curassavica, Coreopsis tinctoria, Oenothera fruticosa, Rudbeckia hirta, Salvia farinacea, Solidago canadensis, Tagetes erecta.
Perennial species, 30 cm height, 60-90 cm diameter, forming a dense bush covering the ground well. Leaves linear-lanceolata, margin entire, shiny dark green, 2,5-4 cm long x 3.6 mm wide. Flowers white, 4 petals, blossom type corymb, 9 cm diameter, January-June period of prosperity. Fruit silicula, 7 mm long.
Aponogeton distachya - aquatic species, perennial, native to South Africa. Was introduced in Europe in the seventeenth century, was naturalized locally in France and England.
Musa sp. - Bananas
Herbaceous perennial, 2-9 m high. Fibrous roots may reach up to 1.5 m deep. Trunk false shoots. 6-20 leaves arranged spiral around the edge at first, wrapped trunk. Unisexuate hermaphrodite flowers in bunches, each bunch is covered by a red to purple bracts.
Commelina communis - grows naturally in East Asia, prefer shade and moist forests in 0-6000 altit.
Commelina genus species is often confused with species of the genus Tradescantia, both belonging to the same family, Commelinaceae. Commelina flowers genre has two large petals and a small petal, flowers from three species of Tradescantia petals are equal in size.
Shrub 3 m high. Leaves disposed in each vertical 3 (4), the busiest peak, linear, 1.5 cm long, acuminata-mucronata, bright green top and white on the inside of the main rib prominent, margins Revol.
Brachyscome multifida - herbaceous perennial, rizomatoasa, native to temperate regions of southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
Leonotis Leonurus - a species native to southern Africa but cultivated throughout the world as ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.