Ipomoea tenuirostris Steud. ex Choisy
subsp. tenuirostris

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Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path close to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path close to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path close to Morumbodzi Falls, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Ipomoea tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

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Synonyms: Ipomoea acuminata Baker
Ipomoea gracilior Rendle
Ipomoea halleriana Britten
Ipomoea mweroensis Baker
Ipomoea zambesiaca Britten
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with trailing or twining stems up to 3 m long. Stems more or less densely covered with spreading yellowish hairs. Leaves ovate to oblong, 4-12 cm long, more or less densely hairy on both surfaces, cordate at the base; apex pointed; margin entire but wavy; petiole 2.5-8.5 cm long, hairy. Inflorescences laxly several-flowerd, peduncle much longer than pedicels; bracts lanceolate, c. 3 mm long. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 7-12 mm long with a long narrow apical tip, yellowish hairy. Corolla funnel-shaped, 2-4 cm long, white, mauve or purple, often darker purple on the midpetaline areas. Capsule globose, hairless, tipped with the persistent style base.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenuirostris : with a slender beak; possibly referring to the long and narrow apex of the calyx lobes.
Habitat: In woodland, grassland and cultivated land.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Cameroun, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 6 July 2012
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 72 - 73.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 37.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 44.


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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 tenuirostris subsp. tenuirostris.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148030, retrieved 26 May 2016

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