Transparent Wood Rose is a herbaceous, somewhat hairy vine reaching a length of 5 meters or more. The stems are often purplish, prominently 2- to 4- angled, and narrowly winged. The leaves are entire, ovate, 5-15 cm long, narrowing to a pointed tip, and broad, somewhat heart-shaped, or straight at the base. The inflorescences (cymes) have few straight flowers and are borne in the axils of the leaves. The sepals are green, and ovate to oblong-ovate; the outer two, 2-3 cm long, are larger than the inner three, and hairy, somewhat fleshy, and usually purplish on the fruit. The corolla is white, bell-shaped, and about 4 cm long, with the limb 4 cm wide. The capsules is rounded, being 1-1.5 cm in diameter, and contains normally 4 black, smooth seeds.
|Botanical Name||Common Name||Tamil||Hindi||Malayalam|
|Operculina turpethum||Transparent Wood Rose, Indian jalap||சிவதை வேர்||शिवथाई वेरो / Shivathaee vero||ശിവതൈ വെർ / Sivatai ver|