Ipomoea verbascoidea Choisy

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Ipomoea verbascoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Christon Bank

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Christon Bank

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Photo: Jean-Pierre Félu
Chedgelow Farm, near Harare Airport,

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Synonyms: Ipomoea assumptae Mattei
Ipomoea dammarana Rendle
Ipomoea elliotii Baker
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Suberect or climbing shrub, usually up to 1.5 m tall but occasionally climbing higher into surrounding vegetation. Most parts covered in yellowish to white woolly hairs. Leaves oblong to very broadly ovate, up to 18.5 cm long, sometimes cordate at the base, densely covered in woolly hairs below, sometimes almost hairless above; margin entire. Petiole 2-10 cm long with a gland on each side at the base of the lamina. Flowers 1-3 together, axillary. Corolla funnel-shaped, 5-7 cm in diameter, mauve to rose-purple with a darker throat, occasionally white. Capsule oblong, ovoid or spherical, 20-25 mm long, leathery, hairless, dehiscing to show seeds covered in long, cotton-like white to yellowish-brown hairs.
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland, bushland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1380 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, DRC, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 23 February 2010
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 118 - 119.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 72.


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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 verbascoidea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148080, retrieved 7 December 2016

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