Ipomoea coscinosperma Hochst. ex Choisy

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Ipomoea coscinosperma

Photo: Mark Hyde

Ipomoea coscinosperma

Photo: Mark Hyde

Ipomoea coscinosperma

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Status: Native
Annual herb with prostrate stems. Leaf lamina entire, narrowly lanceolate to oblong; base cuneate to slightly cordate; apex apiculate. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered, pilose. Calyx lanceolate or ovate, pilose; margins hyaline. Corolla relatively small, narrowly funnel-shaped, red or white. Capsule spherical, glabrous. Seeds brown.
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Habitat: In damp riverine sand and as a weed of cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan and Ethopia southwards to South Africa; also West Africa and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 62 - 63.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 50.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea coscinosperma
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West African Plants database: Ipomoea coscinosperma

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 coscinosperma.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147620, retrieved 23 October 2016

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