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:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes:
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
Literature:

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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea coptica
Tropicos: Ipomoea coptica
West African Plants database: Ipomoea coptica


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 coptica var. coptica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147610, retrieved 29 August 2016

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