Ipomoea oenotherae (Vatke) Hallier f.
var. oenotherae

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Ipomoea oenotherae var. oenotherae

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Monavale Vlei, Harare

Ipomoea oenotherae var. oenotherae

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Monavale Vlei, Harare

Ipomoea oenotherae var. oenotherae

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Monavale Vlei, Harare

Ipomoea oenotherae var. oenotherae

Photo: Doreen Bolnick
Monavale Vlei, Harare

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Synonyms: Convolvulus oenotherae Vatke
Ipomoea cecilae N.E. Br.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a tuberous rootstock. Stems prostrate or ascending, up to 50 cm long, densely white hairy. Leaves variable. Basal leaves often in a rosette, long-petiolate, lanceolate to linear, up to 8 cm long, entire or with 2 lateral teeth or distinct lobes. Leaves along the stems 2-6.5 cm long, usually subpalmately or pinnately 3-7 lobed; lobes linear to lanceolate, whitish hairy when young. Flowers solitary, axillary. Corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, 2.5-5 cm long, mauve to purple. Capsule spherical, hairless, straw-coloured. Seeds densely appressed pubescent.
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Habitat: Occurring in sandy soil in mixed woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1580 m
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Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 February 2012
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 65.

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


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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 oenotherae var. oenotherae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147890, retrieved 29 August 2016

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