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Morning glory Ipomoea nil (= Pharbitis nil)

Kikyou, Bell flower (or star), star (s)

Copyright 1998-2017 Yoshiaki Yoneda

The leaves are thick and small. The basal part of the side lobes overlap each other in the leaf of the star as well as the whirlpool. The tips of the rays in the flower project a little, so the association is with a Chinese balloon flower. The stamens of a flower blooming first in anthesis change partly to become petal-like, as if the flower blooms in beautiful double. However, the petal-like structures gradually weaken, and seed setting could occur finally. As flower durability is excellent, the star strain is still a popular flower among mutant morning glories.

Slide No. 130

1 x 1

4 x 4

2 x 2

lens 8 x 8

16 x 16

1 x 1 (thumbnail images) : For indexing
2 x 2, 4 x 4, 8 x 8 : For viewing on monitor
8 x 8, 16 x 16 : For printing

Edited by Yuuji Tsukii (Lab. Biology, Science Research Center, Hosei University)