Friday, December 27, 2013

Ipomoea nil leaf - Fujie's Purple Reverse Tube Morning Glory

Here is a view of a lovely variegated leaf on this young plant. Its leaf shows the qualities consistent with the "crepe-reversed" genetic mutation in which the surface of the leaf shows a rough texture, not unlike that seen in a bamboo leaf; this trait is associated with flowers that will make reverse tube form (also known as "cup flower" form). See here for more information: www.shigen.nig.ac.jp/asagao/ViewGeneDetail.do?id=17

Ipomoea nil leaf - Fujie's Purple Reverse Tube Morning Glory