Ipomoea adenioides Schinz
var. adenioides

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Ipomoea adenioides var. adenioides

Photo: Penny English
c. 2km from Lukosi siding adjoining Hwange National Park

Ipomoea adenioides var. adenioides

Photo: Penny English
c. 2km from Lukosi siding adjoining Hwange National Park

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Synonyms: Ipomoea marlothii Engl.
Rivea adenioides (Schinz) Hall. f.
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect shrub up to 1.2 m high. Stems greyish or yellowish, covered with short white, silky hairs when young, hairless when older. Leaves at the ends of younger branches, lanceolate, elliptic to obovate, 3-8 cm long, green and mostly hairless above, densely white-silky beneath, particularly on the veins; margin entire; petiole up to 3 cm long, shortly silky pubescent. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils on peduncles up to 1 cm long. Sepals subequal, lanceolate, very long acuminate, up to 2.8 cm long in fruit. Corolla very long salver-shaped, up to 11 cm long, white or pink, deep magenta inside. Capsule ovoid, up to 2.3 cm long, thinly hairy or hairless, leathery.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On limestone rock and in sandy loam soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1010 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 3 February 2016

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 120 - 122. (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 adenioide

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ipomoea adenioides var. adenioides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147490, retrieved 26 January 2023

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