Ipomoea linosepala Hallier f.
subsp. alpina (Rendle) Lejoly & Lisowski

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Ipomoea linosepala subsp. alpina

Open wooded grassland
Libuli area, Kawambwa Distr.
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ipomoea linosepala subsp. alpina

Open wooded grassland
Libuli area, Kawambwa Distr.
Jan 2020
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Ipomoea alpina Rendle
Ipomoea hockii De Wild.
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with erect or semiprostrate stems up to 25 cm tall, growing from a tuberous rootstock. Leaves linear to oblong, 1.7-9 cm long, more or less densely bristly hairy on both surfaces, particularly on the margin and veins beneath; petiole 2-5 mm long. Flowers solitary in the upper leaf axils on a peduncle up to 3 cm long; bracts linear up to 2 cm long. Sepala linear-triangular, 0.8-1.7 cm long, bristly hairy. Corolla tubular, little expanded above, 1.8-3.7 cm long, orange-yellow, pale yellow or white, hairless except for mid-petaline areas below the apices. Capsule globose, hairless.
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Habitat: In woodland and grassland on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 1050 - 2750 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Shaba-DRC.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 October 2022

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 114 - 115. as Ipomoea alpina (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 131. also as Ipomoea alpina

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 73 - 75. As Ipomoea alpina (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71. as Ipomoea alpina

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ipomoea linosepala subsp. alpina.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=102370, retrieved 26 February 2024

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