Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.
var. pes-tigridis

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Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Synonyms:
Common names: Tiger-foot morning glory (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or trailing annual or sometimes perennial. Stems up to 3 m, covered in long, yellowish bristly hairs. Leaves palmately-pedately 7-9-lobed, cordate at the base, thinly hairy on both surfaces. Flowers in few-flowered heads on long (up to 15 cm) peduncles. Corolla funnel-shaped, white, pink or purple with a darker throat. Capsule ovoid, glabrous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pes-tigridis: a tiger's foot, referring to the shape of the hairy leaves.
Habitat: In savanna scrub, grassland, cultivated ground and forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1050 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: West and East Africa to South Africa, Mascarene Islands, Tropical Asia and Malaysia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 4 January 2007
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 81 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 160. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 55. (Includes a picture).

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


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea pes-tigridis
Ispot Southern Africa : Ipomoea pes-tigridis
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
Tropicos: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
West African Plants database: Ipomoea pes-tigridis


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 pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147920, retrieved 29 May 2016

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