Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz

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Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Mandavu Dam, Hwange NP

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Odzani Bridge and Osborne Dam.

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road between Odzani Bridge and Osborne Dam.

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Synonyms: Ipomoea angustisecta Engl.
Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz var. abbreviata Hall. f.
Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz var. elongata Hall. f.
Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz var. pinnatipartita Verdc.
Ipomoea mesenterioides Hall. f.
Ipomoea praetermissa Rendle
Ipomoea simplex Thunb. var. obtusisepala Rendle
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a thick tuberous rootstock. Stems 1-several, prostrate or erect, hairless, slender, woody at the base.Leaves deeply palmately or somewhat pinnately 3-9-lobed, rarely simple; lobes filiform to linear, 2-7 cm long. hairless. Flowers axillary, funnel-shaped, 4-6 cm in diameter, mauve or magenta-pink, darker in the centre. Capsule subspherical-conical, pointed at the apex with the style-base, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bolusiana: named after Harry Bolus (1834-1911) South African botanist and founder of the Bolus Herbarium at thr University of Cape Town.
Habitat: In open woodland and wooded grassland, often on rocky or sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1465 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Freestate and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 4 April 2015
Literature:

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 334 - 335. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 100 - 102. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 262. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 36.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 43.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 420 - 421. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (1998). Common Wild Flowers of the Okavango Delta Shell Field Guide Series: Part II Shell Oil Botswana, Gaberone. Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 77. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 49.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 200 - 201. (Includes a picture).


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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: Ipomoea bolusiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147570, retrieved 26 September 2016

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