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.
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 29 May 2016