Ipomoea leucanthemum (Klotzsch) Hallier f.

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Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River, road from Pandamatenga to main Bulawayo-Vic. Falls road

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River, road from Pandamatenga to main Bulawayo-Vic. Falls road

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River, road from Pandamatenga to main Bulawayo-Vic. Falls road

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Synonyms: Calycanthemum leucanthemum Klotzsch
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Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or erect, herb. Leaves linear-oblong to ovate, hairy; base cuneate to shallowly cordate. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered; bracts pilose. Corolla small, up to 12 mm long, funnel-shaped, white or cream. Capsule, spherical, pilose. Seeds appressed-pubescent.
Notes: Both the herbarium specimen photographed, E. Mashashe 29, and the plant photographed by Helen Pickering near Victoria Falls are of erect plants with solitary white flowers. Specimens with more flowers per inflorescence and with a prostrate habit look somewhat different.
Derivation of specific name: leucanthemum: white flowered
Habitat: Woodland, grassland, roadsides and along rivers.
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Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 17 May 2012
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 61 - 62.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 368. (Includes a picture).

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

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 204.


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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 leucanthemum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147800, retrieved 29 June 2016

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