Ipomoea welwitschii Vatke ex Hallier f.

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Ipomoea welwitschii

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Below the dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Ipomoea welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below the dam wall, Cleveland Dam, Harare

Ipomoea welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Backpackers & Overlanders Lodge, Twentydales Extn, Epworth Harare.

Ipomoea welwitschii

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Fern Valley Dam, Mutare

Ipomoea welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern Valley Dam, Mutare

Ipomoea welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern Valley Dam, Mutare

Ipomoea welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern Valley Dam, Mutare

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Synonyms: Ipomoea aspericaulis Baker
Ipomoea hystrix Hall. f.
Ipomoea inamoena Pilger
Ipomoea multinervia Verdc.
Ipomoea semisecta Merxm.
Ipomoea welwitschii Vatke ex Hall. f. var. latifolia Britten
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a woody or tuberous rootstock. Stems up to 50 cm, stiff, suberect or prostrate. Leaves linear-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate hairless; margins usually entire, sometimes incised, set with small bristles; reticulate venation conspicuous. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered, sometimes flowering profusely when almost leafless. Corolla funnel-shaped, 5-9.5 cm long, rose-pink or white with or without a dark pink or mauve centre. The rim of the corolla shows distinct mucronate points. Capsule spherical, hairless, leathery.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: welwitschii: named after the Austrian botanist, Friedrich Martin Welwitsch (1806-1872)
Habitat: On sandy soils in woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1680 m
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 4 April 2015
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 95 - 96.

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.

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 welwitschii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148100, retrieved 29 July 2016

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