Ipomoea eriocarpa R. Br.

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Ipomoea eriocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road 4,Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea eriocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road 4,Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea eriocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road 4,Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea eriocarpa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road 4,Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Convolvulus hispidus Vahl
Ipomoea hispida (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
Ipomoea sessiliflora Roth
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Variable annual herb, twining or prostrate. Stems with both long and short hairs. Leaves ovate-cordate to linear-oblong. Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered. Flowers small (c. 1 cm), white, mauve or pink. Capsule ovoid-spherical, hairy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: eriocarpa: with hairy fruits
Habitat: In dry, deciduous woodland, grassland and cultivated areas, usually on alluvial and sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1530 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia and northern Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 13 September 2008
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 61.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 159. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 54. (Includes a picture).

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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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 eriocarpa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147670, retrieved 28 August 2016

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