Ipomoea gracilisepala Rendle

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Ipomoea gracilisepala

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Ipomoea gracilisepala

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Ipomoea gracilisepala

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Ipomoea lyciifolia Merxm.
Ipomoea xiphosepala Baker
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Status: Native
Description:
Trailing herb with procumbent stems, up to 1.1 m long. Leaves oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2-7 cm long, usually hastate or auricled at the base, more or less sparsely hairy; margin entire or somewhat repand; petiole 5-10 mm long. Flowers in 1-2-flowered subsessile clusters, axillary. Corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, 12-15 mm long, white or mauve. Capsule spherical, hairy. Seeds brown with appressed stiff hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: gracilisepala: with slender (graceful) sepals
Habitat: Occurring in grassland and damp soil near rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1530 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga and Free State, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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African Plant Database: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ipomoea gracilisepala
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea gracilisepala
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ipomoea gracilisepala
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea gracilisepala
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Ipomoea gracilisepala
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea gracilisepala
Ispot Southern Africa : Ipomoea gracilisepala
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Tropicos: Ipomoea gracilisepala
West African Plants database: Ipomoea gracilisepala


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 gracilisepala.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147710, retrieved 30 May 2016

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