Ipomoea fulvicaulis (Hochst. ex Choisy) Boiss. ex Hallier f.
var. fulvicaulis

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Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Aniseia fulvicaulis Hochst. ex Choisy
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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with persistently yellow-brown hairy stems, up to 2 m long, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves narrowly oblong, ovate or elliptic-ovate, 3-11 cm long, more or less cordate at the base, pubescent (densely so in this variety); petiole hairy, 1-4.5 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or few in small head; peduncles 1-7.5 cm long, hairy; bracts (in this variety) ovate, up to 19 mm long. Sepals (in this variety) ovate, up to 16 mm long. Corolla funnel-shaped, mauve to purple-pink, 2.5-5 cm long, more or less hairy. Capsule globose, hairless.
Notes: See var. asperifolia and var. heterocalyx for comparison.
This species is generally not easy to distinguish in field from Ipomoea blepharophylla. See that species for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: fulvicaulis: with fulvous (reddish-yellow, tawny) stems.
Habitat: In woodland, open forest and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 27 July 2016
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 68.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.


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


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 fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147680, retrieved 28 August 2016

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