Ipomoea hederifolia L.

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Ipomoea hederifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea hederifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea hederifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Ipomoea angulata Lam.
Quamoclit coccinea sensu Baker & Rendle
Quamoclit hederifolia (L.) G. Don
Common names: Star ipomoea (English)
Description: Annual twining herb. Stems to 5 m. Leaves: petiole long, to 12 cm; lamina ovate to circular in outline; base cordate; apex acuminate. Inflorescences lateral. Sepals 2-3 mm with a long, 2-4 mm, awn. Corolla salver-shaped, scarlet; tube 3-4 cm. Stamens and style exserted. Capsule spherical. Seeds densely pubescent, black.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America; widely naturalised in the tropics. Recorded for Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia in the FZ area.
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Image last updated: Saturday 30 June 2007
Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 118 - 119. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.

Other sources of information about Ipomoea hederifolia:

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Flora of Malawi: Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea hederifolia

External websites:

African Plant Database: Ipomoea hederifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ipomoea hederifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea hederifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea hederifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ipomoea hederifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea hederifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Ipomoea hederifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea hederifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea hederifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea hederifolia
Tropicos: Ipomoea hederifolia
West African Plants database: Ipomoea hederifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ipomoea hederifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=147730, retrieved 25 June 2016

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