Ipomoea simonsiana Rendle

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Ipomoea simonsiana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Zalula Pan, Catapu, Mozambique

Ipomoea simonsiana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Zalula Pan, Catapu, Mozambique

Ipomoea simonsiana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Zalula Pan, Catapu, Mozambique

Ipomoea simonsiana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mphingwe, Catapu, Mozambique

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Status: Native
Annual twining herb. Leaves: petiole long, up to 5 cm, slender; lamina 2.5-7.5 × 2.4-6.5 cm, ovate in outline with a cordate base, sparsely pubescent above and beneath; margin with 2 or 3 triangular lobes on each side of the basal half. Flowers in 1-2-flowered cymes; peduncle 6-10 mm long; pedicels stouter than the peduncle. Sepals 7 mm long, 3-nerved, spathulate with an ovate apical part; basal part linear-oblong. Corolla 2.5 cm long, almost salver-shaped, white. Capsule globose, glabrous. Seeds with long hairs at the edges.
Derivation of specific name: simonsiana: named for Simons who collected the type at Lake Malawi
Habitat: Savanna, thicket, grassland, lake-shore and rocky soil.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
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Images last updated: Wednesday 30 August 2017

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 109 - 110.


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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 simonsiana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147990, retrieved 19 February 2018

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