Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
var. cairica

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Ipomoea cairica var. cairica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Golf Course, Vumba

Ipomoea cairica var. cairica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hillside Park, Harare

Ipomoea cairica var. cairica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hillside Park, Harare

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Description: Perennial herb, growing from a tuberous rootstock. A prostrate creeper or twining into other vegetation. Leaves palmate with 5 to 7 lobes.
Notes: Var. indica is confined to NE Africa and India.
Derivation of specific name: cairica: from Cairo, Egypt
Flowering time:Nov - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa; also from the eastern Mediterranean region through Asia to Taiwan
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Image last updated: Friday 30 June 2006
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 122 - 171. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 105 - 106. As Ipomoea cairica (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 263. (Includes a picture).

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 36.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 49. as Ipomoea cairica

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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea cairica var. cairica
Flora of Malawi: Ipomoea cairica var. cairica
Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea cairica var. cairica
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea cairica var. cairica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea cairica var. cairica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea cairica
African Plant Database: Ipomoea cairica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ipomoea cairica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea cairica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ipomoea cairica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea cairica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ipomoea cairica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ipomoea cairica
iNaturalist: Ipomoea cairica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea cairica
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea cairica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea cairica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea cairica
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea cairica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea cairica
Tropicos: Ipomoea cairica
Wikipedia: Ipomoea cairica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ipomoea cairica var. cairica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=147580, retrieved 13 November 2019

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