Ipomoea tuberculata Ker Gawl.
var. tuberculata

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Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata

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Staff housing, Sinamatella Camp, Hwange National Park

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Synonyms: Ipomoea calcarata N.E. Br.
Ipomoea dasysperma Jacq.
Common names:
Status: Native
Hairless, annual herb. Stems climbing, smooth or tuberculate, up to 2.5 m long. Leaves: lamina circular in outline, digitately 5-9-lobed or pedately 3-partite; lobes linear-lanceolate to elliptic, acute; petiole 2-7 cm long. Pseudostipules present. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered; pedicels thicker than the peduncle. Sepals obtuse, unequal, gibbous and 1-2-tuberculate near the base. Flowers 5-10 cm long. Corolla funnel-shaped with a narrow tube, 4-5 cm long (in var. tuberculata); yellow or white with a purple centre. Capsule spherical.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Dambo margin woodland, edge of riverine forest, mixed scrub and river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) 230 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: In Africa (Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa) and in Asia (Sri Lanka and India).
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22. As Ipomoea tuberculata

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 102 - 104.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 233. (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 37.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 51. as Ipomoea tuberculata

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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata
Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea tuberculata
African Plant Database: Ipomoea tuberculata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ipomoea tuberculata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea tuberculata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ipomoea tuberculata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea tuberculata
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea tuberculata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea tuberculata
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea tuberculata
Tropicos: Ipomoea tuberculata
Wikipedia: Ipomoea tuberculata

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 tuberculata var. tuberculata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148060, retrieved 24 May 2024

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