The corolla tube of Ipomoea coccinea L is slender, slightly enlarged upward, having a length of 2.5 cm, with the limb spreading. The corolla is of 2 cm in diameter. The fruits or capsules of the plant are sub-globose or ovoid, having a diameter of 0.6 cm. The plant mainly flowers between the months of November and January and fruits in January and February, in central India. Though it is a native to tropical America, the plant is presently being cultivated in many parts of India as an ornamental plant. It is occasionally naturalised, as well. The plant has only one medicinal property that is its root is used for inducing sneezing.
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