Description: It is a perennial herbaceous plant, with elliptic, obtuse leaves. It grows as a vine or creeper, doing well in moist, neutral soil. The most striking feature about this plant is the color of its flowers, a vivid deep blue; solitary, with light yellow markings. Slender twiners. Leaves oddpinnate; leafl ets 5-7, 2.2-4.5×1.5-2.8 cm, broadly elliptic, ovate or obovate, base cuneate to rounded, apex obtuse to rounded, pubescent. Flowers solitary, axillary; pedicels to 1 cm long; bracts 2-3 mm long, persistent; bracteoles foliaceous, auricled. Calyx tube 5-7 mm long, pubescent; lobes acuminate. Petals blue or white, clawed; standard 3.54.3 cm long, obovate, emarginate; wings oblong, falcate, adnate to keel; keels obovate, incurved. Stamens diadelphous. Ovary ca. 7 mm long; style curved. Pods 5-9×0.60.9 cm, linear, compressed, apically beaked; seeds many, 5-7 mm long, compressed, reniform, black.
Asian pigeonwings's facts
Did you know?
Clitoria Ternatea is a tropical twining herb, growing wild and also in gardens.
Asian pigeonwings's Behavior & Ecology
Occurance in Maldives: In wild and in home gardens.
Asian pigeonwings's Reproduction
Propagation by Seed.
Asian pigeonwings's Relationship with Humans
Uses in Maldives: Lately used in drinks such as tea.
Other areas of the world: The plant is harvested from the wild as a food, medicine and dye. It has also long been cultivated, as a medicinal and dye plant; an ornamental for its showy flowering display; and as a soil improver in plantations.