Astripomoea lachnosperma (Choisy) A. Meeuse

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Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Helen Pickering
On left of dirt road going west from Bovu village, edge of agricultural land about 1 mile from Bovu villa

Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Helen Pickering
On left of dirt road going west from Bovu village, edge of agricultural land about 1 mile from Bovu villa

Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Helen Pickering
On left of dirt road going west from Bovu village, edge of agricultural land about 1 mile from Bovu villa

Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Helen Pickering
On left of dirt road going west from Bovu village, edge of agricultural land about 1 mile from Bovu villa

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Synonyms: Astrochlaena lachnosperma (Choisy) Hallier f.
Ipomoea lachnosperma Choisy
Common names: Mukuku (Tonga: Zimbabwe)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust erect annual herb with unbranched stems, up to 120 cm tall, covered in yellowish-white stellate hairs, sometimes slightly woody near the base. Leaves, ovate-rhombic to broadly elliptic, up to 13 cm long, thinly covered in stellate hairs above, more densely so and whitish below; margin entire but sometimes more or less distinctly repand; petiole up to 4 cm long. Flowers in c. 6-flowered pedunculate axillary clusters. Corolla funnel-shaped, creamy or white with a dark purple centre. Capsule ovoid, hairless.
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Habitat: Occurring on sandy soil, in mopane woodland, grassland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Nigeria to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 19 December 2009
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 54.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 363. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 52. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 48.


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West African Plants database: Astripomoea lachnosperma


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: Species information: Astripomoea lachnosperma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147450, retrieved 29 September 2016

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