Ipomoea fulvicaulis (Hochst. ex Choisy) Boiss. ex Hallier f.
var. fulvicaulis

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Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Tshabalala Nature Reserve, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Aniseia fulvicaulis Hochst. ex Choisy
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with persistently yellow-brown hairy stems, up to 2 m long, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves narrowly oblong, ovate or elliptic-ovate, 3-11 cm long, more or less cordate at the base, pubescent (densely so in this variety); petiole hairy, 1-4.5 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or few in small head; peduncles 1-7.5 cm long, hairy; bracts (in this variety) ovate, up to 19 mm long. Sepals (in this variety) ovate, up to 16 mm long. Corolla funnel-shaped, mauve to purple-pink, 2.5-5 cm long, more or less hairy. Capsule globose, hairless.
Notes: See var. asperifolia and var. heterocalyx for comparison.
This species is generally not easy to distinguish in field from Ipomoea blepharophylla. See that species for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: fulvicaulis: with fulvous (reddish-yellow, tawny) stems.
Habitat: In woodland, open forest and along roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 68.

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 50.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.

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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis
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Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea fulvicaulis
African Plant Database: Ipomoea fulvicaulis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea fulvicaulis
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea fulvicaulis
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Wikipedia: Ipomoea fulvicaulis

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: Species information: Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. fulvicaulis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147680, retrieved 13 July 2024

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