Ipomoea sinensis (Desr.) Choisy
subsp. blepharosepala (Hochst. ex A. Rich.)Verdc.

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Ipomoea sinensis subsp. blepharosepala

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Common names:
Status: Native
Annual, trailing or twining herb.
Derivation of specific name: sinensis: Chinese; of China
Habitat: In woodland, grassland and cultivated land.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 70 - 72.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 371. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 308. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 51.


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West African Plants database: Ipomoea sinensis

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 sinensis subsp. blepharosepala.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148010, retrieved 27 July 2016

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