Ipomoea carnea Jacq.
subsp. fistulosa (Mart. ex Choisy) D.F. Austin

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Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Nr Odzi River, Hot Springs

Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River bridge, Gokwe District.

Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River bridge, Gokwe District.

Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Svisvi River bridge, Gokwe District.

Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa

Picture: Mark Hyde
Humani Ranch, by Save River

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Synonyms: Ipomoea crassicaulis (Benth.) B.L. Rob.
Ipomoea fistulosa Mart. ex Choisy
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Introduced
Description:
Robust shrub-like perennial up to 3 m. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, pubescent particularly beneath. Flowers in clusters at the ends of branches, pale to deep pink, darker in the corolla throat. Fruit a glabrous dehiscent capsule, brown.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: carnea: flesh-coloured;
fistulosa: hollow like a pipe but closed at both ends
Habitat: Along riverbanks and roadside ditches, particularly near rural habitation, where it is often used as an ornamental hedge plant.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Some throughout the year
Worldwide distribution: Native from Florida to Argentina.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
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Endemic status:
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Literature:

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 49.

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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea carnea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea carnea
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea carnea
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Wikipedia: Ipomoea carnea


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: Species information: Ipomoea carnea subsp. fistulosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147590, retrieved 17 September 2019

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