Encyclopedia : Wild & local strains

East and Southeast Asian strains

Nepalese Nepal or N-1

Copyright 1998-2012 Yoshiaki Yoneda

Dr. S. Nakao, as a member of Nepal-Himalaya expedition party from Kyoto University, collected the seeds of wildly growing morning glory in Nepal in 1952.
The hypocotyls and veins of cotyledons have a red tinge. The hypocotyls and cotyledonary petiole have epidermal hairs. The leaf is three-pointed. The interval part of the lobes is cut fairly deep, so the entire shape of the leaf can be seen as narrow. The author designated this leaf the main lobe-narrow type. This strain is a little late in blooming (in Shizuoka-city, the end of July to the beginning of August). Its corolla is blue, the flower tube is white and the flower diameter is about 6 cm. The calyx has white epidermal hairs. One flower is generally observed per peduncle, but there can be two.
Nepal-1
Panoramic view
Nepal-2
Panoramic view
Nepal-3
Panoramic view
Nepal-4
Cotyledons
Nepal-5
Cotyledonary petiole and hypocotyl
Nepal-6
Cotyledon compared with that of Peking Tendan(left)
Nepal-7
1st leaf and 2nd leaf
Nepal-8
Leaf
Nepal-9
Flower and leaf
Nepal-10
Flower
Nepal-11
Young capsule
Nepal-12
Capsule

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