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Obscure morning glory (Ipomoea obscura)

Obscure morning glory or small white morning glory or ipomoea luteola (Ipomoea obscura) is a species of flowering plants in Convolvulaceae, growing vines and climbing in open areas on tropical forest floors and untreated lands.

I. obscura has tuberous roots, reniform and green-colored leaves that appear intermittently, 2-12 cm long and 2-10 cm wide. Stems are green or purple with the ends wrapped around to other plants for climbing media.

Dlium Obscure morning glory (Ipomoea obscura)


The flower petals are white with a brown central tube and decorated with five crem stars, bell-shaped facing upwards and about 3 cm long. This plant produces almost all the flowers throughout the year.

Obscure morning glory is often used as an ornamental plant. In some places local residents use the leaves for vegetables and medical drugs such as mouth ulcers by pounding dried leaves until soft or pulverizing fresh leaves and then affixed to the sprain.





Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Tracheophyta

Subphylum: Angiospermae

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Solanales

Family: Convolvulaceae

Subfamily: Convolvuloideae

Tribe: Ipomoeeae

Genus: Ipomoea

Species: Ipomoea obscura

Variety: Ipomoea obscura var. demissa, Ipomoea obscura var. obscura, Ipomoea obscura var. sagittifolia

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