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

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Ipomoea sinensis subsp. blepharosepala

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

Ipomoea sinensis subsp. blepharosepala

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwali Business Centre to Manama Mission, Dibilishaba CL

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Synonyms: Ipomoea blepharospeala Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Ipomoea cardiosepala Hochst. ex Baker & Wright
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with numerous stems growing from a taproot, prostrate or twining, up to 2.5 m long, more or less densely covered with white spreading hairs, particularly when young. Leaves ovate to ovate-oblong, 2-10 cm long, broadly cordate or rarely subhastate at the base, pubescent or hairless; petiole slender, 1-10 cm long. Flowers axillary, 1-3 on a slender peduncle, up to 6.5 cm long, hairy; pedicels up to 1.9 cm long, hairy, erect in flower, reflexed in fruit. Bracts minute, lanceolate. Sepals (in this subspecies) up to 6 mm long, enlarging in fruit up 9 mm long, unequal, outer lanceolate with a somewhat broadened base; inner narrower than outer. Corola in this subspecies normally pale pink or mauve with a dark centre, c. 1.3 cm long. Capsule globose with an apiculate apex formed by the persistent style-base, hairless.
Notes: See subsp. sinensis for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: sinensis: Chinese; of China
Habitat: In woodland, Acacia scrub, grassland and cultivated land, on sandy and calcareous soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, Somalia, Socotra, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Namibia, Swaziland and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa. Also in Arabia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 27 July 2016
Literature:

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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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 9 December 2016

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