Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
var. involucrata

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Ipomoea involucrata var. involucrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Ipomoea involucrata var. involucrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Ipomoea involucrata var. involucrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

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Synonyms: Convolvulus perfoliatus Schumach. & Thonn.
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Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial twining herb, with stems up to 4 m long. A vigorous twiner, sometimes covering surrounding vegetation. Stems, leaves, peduncles and large bracts hairy. Leaves broadly heart-shaped with a deeply cordate base, up to 13 cm long, hairy on both surfaces, often more densely so below. Flowers funnel-shaped, whitish to pink, often darker in the throat, in heads arising from a distinct boat-shaped bract (photo right). Capsule spherical, hairless. See I. pileata for comparison.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: involucrata: with an involucre, referring to the boat-shaped bract subtending the inflorescence
Habitat: Along forest margins, often in secondary vegetation, on road sides and a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and northern South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 16 June 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 131.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 48. As Ipomoea involucrata

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 75 - 76.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 43.


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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea involucrata
African Plant Database: Ipomoea involucrata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ipomoea involucrata
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea involucrata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea involucrata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea involucrata
Ispot Southern Africa: Ipomoea involucrata
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea involucrata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea involucrata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea involucrata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea involucrata
Tropicos: Ipomoea involucrata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Ipomoea involucrata var. involucrata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147770, retrieved 19 September 2018

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