Ipomoea magnusiana Schinz
var. magnusiana

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Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

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Synonyms: Ipomoea lugardii N.E. Br. var. parviflora Rendle
Common names: Small pink morning-glory (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or twining perennial herb with several annual stems up to 3m long, growing from a woody taproot. Leaves palmately 3-5-lobed almost to the base, up to 11 × 14 cm, appressed hairy above, woolly below with stiff yellowish hairs on the veins; margins entire to ciliate. Flowers in axillary few-flowered heads, on a peduncle up to 12 cm long. Corolla funnel-shaped, up to 3 cm in diameter, magenta-purple, mauve, rarely cream or white with a darker centre.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: magnusiana: although magnus means large or great, the reference is unclear since this is not a particularly large species, nor in plant size or flower size. It is possible that the ending "-iana" indicates reference to a name.
Habitat: In grassland, scrub and along roadsides, usually on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 150 - 1360 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Monday 17 December 2012
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 122. As Ipomoea magnusiana (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 85 - 86.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 369. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 265. (Includes a picture).

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

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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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ipomoea magnusiana var. magnusiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147810, retrieved 25 August 2016

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