Ipomoea wightii (Wall.) Choisy
var. wightii

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Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt. Gorongosa

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt. Gorongosa

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt. Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Convolvulus wightii Wall.
Ipomoea arachnoidea Boj.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber or prostrate creeping herb. Stems up to 3.5 m long, covered with spreading yellowish hairs. Leaves heart-shaped, deeply cordate at the base, unlobed or shallowly to deeply 3-lobed, green with more or less dense rough hairs above, densely covered in white stellate velvet below; margins entire or crenate. Flowers in few to many-flowered axillary clusters. Corolla funnel-shaped, 2-4 cm in diameter, mauve or pink, darker purple-pink in the throat. The rim of the corolla shows distinct mucronate points. Capsule spherical, bristly above.
Notes:
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Habitat: In woodland, grassland and forest, along rivers and in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1680 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa. Also in Madagascar and tropical Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 30 August 2008
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 121. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 133.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 81.


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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 wightii var. wightii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148110, retrieved 24 July 2016

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