Ipomoea coptica (L.) Roth ex Roem. & Schult.
var. coptica

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Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Synonyms: Ipomoea dissecta Willd.
Common names:
Status: Native
Slender, prostrate or twining annual herb. Stems several, up to 1.6 m long, 4-angled. Leaves digitately 5-lobed, each lobed deeply dentate or pinnatifid. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered, axillary. Corolla funnel-shaped, c. 12 mm long, white or pink, sometimes with a darker throat. Capsule depressed-spherical, glabrous.
Derivation of specific name: coptica: from Coptos, near Thebes, Egypt.
Habitat: In mopane and dry deciduous woodland, grassland and in cultivated fields.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Tropical Africa, South Africa, Tropical Asia and northern Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 4 January 2007

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22. As Ipomoea coptica

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 108 - 109.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 367. (Includes a picture).

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


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JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea coptica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea coptica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea coptica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea coptica
Tropicos: Ipomoea coptica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ipomoea coptica var. coptica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147610, retrieved 21 January 2018

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