Ipomoea parasitica (Kunth) G. Don

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Ipomoea parasitica

Picture: Helen Pickering
Along the main road from Livingstone to the Zimbabwe border just before the Maramba river bridge on the left (east) travelling south from Livingstone

Ipomoea parasitica

Picture: Helen Pickering
Along the main road from Livingstone to the Zimbabwe border just before the Maramba river bridge on the left (east) travelling south from Livingstone

Ipomoea parasitica

Picture: Helen Pickering
Along the main road from Livingstone to the Zimbabwe border just before the Maramba river bridge on the left (east) travelling south from Livingstone

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Synonyms: Convolvulus parasiticus Kunth
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Description: Stems reddish, minutely muricate, trailing, several meters long. Leaf lamina ovate; base cordate; apex obtuse or acuminate; petiole 5-24 cm, sometimes minutely muricate. Inflorescence of several-flowered cymes; peduncle relatively long, 5-25 cm, pubescent; pedicels 0.7-1.5 cm, enlarged at the apex, often reflexed. Sepals 5 mm long, lanceolate-oblong, mucronate. Corolla funnel-shaped, blue with purplish tinge, 3.5 - 4.5 cm long. Capsule glabrous. Seeds trigonous, glabrous or shortly pubescent.
Notes: Grown as an ornamental and occasionally escaping.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of Venezuela and C. America.
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Content last updated: Wednesday 1 May 2013
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 87 - 89.

Verdcourt, B. (1967). New Convolvulaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area-II Kirkia 6(1) Page 121.

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Flora of Malawi: Ipomoea parasitica
Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea parasitica
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ipomoea parasitica
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea parasitica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea parasitica
African Plant Database: Ipomoea parasitica
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea parasitica
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea parasitica
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea parasitica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea parasitica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea parasitica
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea parasitica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea parasitica
Tropicos: Ipomoea parasitica
Wikipedia: Ipomoea parasitica


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Ipomoea parasitica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=108710, retrieved 23 August 2019

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