Ipomoea magnusiana Schinz

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Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Shashe Wilderness Camp to the National Parks office

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Ipomoea magnusiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

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Synonyms: Ipomoea eenii Rendle
Ipomoea lugardii N.E. Br. var. parviflora Rendle
Ipomoea Lugardii N.E. Br.
Ipomoea magnusiana Schinz var. eenii (Rendle) Meeuse
Ipomoea otjikangensis Pilger & Dinter
Common names: Small pink morning-glory (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or twining perennial herb with several annual stems up to 3m long, growing from a woody taproot. Leaves palmately 3-5-lobed almost to the base, up to 11 × 14 cm, appressed hairy above, woolly below with stiff yellowish hairs on the veins; margins entire to ciliate. Flowers in axillary few-flowered heads, on a peduncle up to 12 cm long. Corolla funnel-shaped, up to 3 cm in diameter, magenta-purple, mauve, rarely cream or white with a darker centre.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: magnusiana: although magnus means large or great, the reference is unclear since this is not a particularly large species, nor in plant size or flower size. It is possible that the ending "-iana" indicates reference to a name.
Habitat: In grassland, scrub and along roadsides, usually on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1360 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 6 July 2018
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 122. (Includes a picture).

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.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 85 - 86. as var. magnusiana and var. eenii

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 369. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 265. (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 50.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 204.


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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea magnusiana
Flora of Caprivi: Ipomoea magnusiana
Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea magnusiana

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea magnusiana
African Plant Database: Ipomoea magnusiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ipomoea magnusiana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ipomoea magnusiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea magnusiana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ipomoea magnusiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea magnusiana
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JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea magnusiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea magnusiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea magnusiana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea magnusiana
Tropicos: Ipomoea magnusiana


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 magnusiana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147810, retrieved 17 November 2018

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