Ipomoea rubens Choisy

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Ipomoea rubens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

Ipomoea rubens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms: Ipomoea lilacina Blume
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Perennial twining climber, up to 4 m long. All parts densely short-pilose. Leaves broadly ovate to circular, rarely 3-lobed. Inflorescences 1-few-flowered. Corolla funnel-shaped, mauve to purple with a darker centre. Capsule spherical, glabrous.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In swamps and marshy bush near rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1220 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 13 November 2005

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 116 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 116.

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 55. (Includes a picture).

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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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea rubens
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea rubens
Tropicos: Ipomoea rubens
Wikipedia: Ipomoea rubens

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 rubens.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147960, retrieved 5 March 2024

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