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  Thunbergia fragrans Roxb.
  Family Name : Acanthaceae

  Synonyms : Thunbergia volubilis

  Common Names : Angel Wings, Fragrant Thunbergia, Indra pushpa, Sweet Clock Vine, White Clock Vine, White Lady

  Chinese Name : 碗花草, 铁贯藤, 狗屁藤

 
Angel Wings,Fragrant Thunbergia,Indra pushpa,Sweet Clock Vine,White Clock Vine,White Lady
  • Record Info
    • Featured in '1001 Garden Plants in Singapore' Book (2ed) :
      True
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana, Shrub (Trailing)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial, Semi-Annual / Annual-Like
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Irregular
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      India, Southern and Southeast Asia
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Disturbed Area / Open Ground)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Herbaceous vine.
      Foliage: Green leaves are triangular, ovate or lanceolate with pointed lobes (3-14 cm long, 1.8-7 cm wide).
      Stems: Stems are nearly 4-angled to flattened.
      Flowers: White, sweetly fragrant flowers are tubular (3 cm long, 5 cm wide) . The cylindrical, floral tube is 4-7 mm long and the lobes are egg-shaped with the wide end at the tip ().
      Fruits: Dry, dehiscent fruits are  known as capsules. They are hairless, approximately round and beaked near the apex (7 mm wide, 10-13 mm long).
      Habitat :
      This vine is considered a serious weed in Australia and Hawaii, threatening native species.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Fertile Loamy Soils
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Weak Branches, Invasive / Potentially Invasive
  • Fauna, Pollination & Dispersal
    • Seed / Spore Dispersal :
      Abiotic (Explosive Dehiscence)
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Plant Growth Rate :
      Fast
      Maintenance Requirements :
      Low
      Propagation Method :
      Seed, Stem Cutting, Storage Organ
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Velvety / Furry / Tomentose
      Foliar Type :
      Simple / Unifoliate
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Opposite
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage (Ovate)
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Apex / Tip :
      Acute
      Foliar Base :
      Cordate
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Root Type :
      Underground (Fibrous Root)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Cream / Off-White, White
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Trumpet-shaped
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering
      Flowering Opening Time :
      Daytime
      Flower Lifespan On Plant :
      1 Day
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Brown
      Fruit Classification :
      Simple Fruit
      Fruit Type :
      Dehiscent Dry Fruit (Capsule)

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