Ipomoea horsfalliae Hook.

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Ipomoea horsfalliae

Photo: Hope Holland
82, Rhodesville Avenue, Harare

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Common names: Princess vine (English)
Description: Showy handsome evergreen liane which can attain 8 m. Leaves digitate with (3-)5(-7) leaflets; leaflets sessile, glabrous, lanceolate, glossy, entire with undulate margins. Inflorescences of large axillary dichotomous cymes; peduncles as long as the petioles. Sepals coriaceous, concave and glabrous. Corolla funnel-shaped, deep rich rose, ruby-red to magenta, 4-7 cm in diameter. Fruit subspherical, 1.3-1.6 cm long. Seeds dark brown, 6-7 mm long bearing a crown of tawny silky hairs.
Derivation of specific name: horsfalliae: after the artist Mrs Horsfall whose painting is the type of the species.
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Worldwide distribution: Origin uncertain but probably the Caribbean.
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea horsfalliae
African Plant Database: Ipomoea horsfalliae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ipomoea horsfalliae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea horsfalliae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ipomoea horsfalliae
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea horsfalliae
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea horsfalliae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea horsfalliae
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea horsfalliae
Tropicos: Ipomoea horsfalliae
Wikipedia: Ipomoea horsfalliae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ipomoea horsfalliae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=164760, retrieved 21 June 2024

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