Ipomoea gracilisepala Rendle

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Ipomoea gracilisepala

Photo: Mark Hyde

Ipomoea gracilisepala

Photo: Mark Hyde

Ipomoea gracilisepala

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms: Ipomoea lyciifolia Merxm.
Ipomoea xiphosepala Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Trailing herb with procumbent stems, up to 1.1 m long. Leaves oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2-7 cm long, usually hastate or auricled at the base, more or less sparsely hairy; margin entire or somewhat repand; petiole 5-10 mm long. Flowers in 1-2-flowered subsessile clusters, axillary. Corolla narrowly funnel-shaped, 12-15 mm long, white or mauve. Capsule spherical, hairy. Seeds brown with appressed stiff hairs.
Derivation of specific name: gracilisepala: with slender (graceful) sepals
Habitat: Occurring in grassland and damp soil near rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1530 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga and Free State, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C
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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 64.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea gracilisepala
African Plant Database: Ipomoea gracilisepala
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ipomoea gracilisepala
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea gracilisepala
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ipomoea gracilisepala
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea gracilisepala
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea gracilisepala
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Tropicos: Ipomoea gracilisepala
Wikipedia: Ipomoea gracilisepala

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ipomoea gracilisepala.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147710, retrieved 13 August 2022

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