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2009
Thunberg grandiflora Roxb.
Trees and shrubs | Flowers | Magnoliopsida

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.

References

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

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