Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl.
var. sagittifolia Verdc.

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Common names:
Status: Native
See var. obscura for general description details. This variety is distinguished by the very narrowly linear oblong leaves with a distinct sagittate base.
Derivation of specific name: sagittifolia: with arrow-shaped or sagittate leaves.
Habitat: Scrubland and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 1430 - 1465 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
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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 92.

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.

Other sources of information about Ipomoea obscura var. sagittifolia:

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Flora of Malawi: Ipomoea obscura var. sagittifolia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea obscura
African Plant Database: Ipomoea obscura
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ipomoea obscura
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ipomoea obscura
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea obscura
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ipomoea obscura
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea obscura
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ipomoea obscura
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ipomoea obscura
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea obscura
Ispot Southern Africa: Ipomoea obscura
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea obscura
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea obscura
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea obscura
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea obscura
Tropicos: Ipomoea obscura

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 obscura var. sagittifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147870, retrieved 25 May 2018

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