Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Ipomoea indica
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Convolvulaceae -- The Dodder, Morning Glory Family Bibliography
      Ipomoea indica

Common name(s): morning glory, koali `awa, koali `awahia, koali la`au (Ni`ihau), koali pehu
General Information
DistributionPantropical.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Kure, Midway, Lisianski, Laysan, Nihoa, Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Lana`i, Maui, Kaho`olawe, Hawai`i.

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Vines; stems twining, herbaceous to somewhat woody near base, often more than 5 m long, many-branched, appressed pubescent to glabrate.
Leaf blades membranous, broadly ovate, 5-9 cm long, densely pubescent, especially on lower surface, or glabrate or completely glabrous, 3-lobed or entire, apex acuminate to obtuse, base cordate, petioles about as long as blades.
Flowers 1 to few in cymes, these usually silky white pubescent, pedicels ca. 10 mm long; sepals herbaceous, lanceolate to ovate, 14-23 mm long, appressed pubescent to glabrate, apex long-acuminate to acuminate; corolla blue or purple, rarely white, funnelform, 5-7 cm long, the limb 6-8 cm in diameter.
Capsules brown, often 4-angled, globose or somewhat flattened apically, up to 1 cm in diameter, glabrous.
Seeds (1-)4, tan to dark brown, rounded, 4-5 mm long, glabrous.
2n = 30