Ipomoea coscinosperma Hochst. ex Choisy

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Ipomoea coscinosperma

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Ipomoea coscinosperma

Picture: Mark Hyde

Ipomoea coscinosperma

Picture: Mark Hyde

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Annual herb with prostrate stems. Leaf lamina entire, narrowly lanceolate to oblong; base cuneate to slightly cordate; apex apiculate. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered, pilose. Calyx lanceolate or ovate, pilose; margins hyaline. Corolla relatively small, narrowly funnel-shaped, red or white. Capsule spherical, glabrous. Seeds brown.
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Worldwide distribution: Sudan and Ethopia southwards to South Africa; also West Africa and Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,S
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Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 62 - 63.

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 50.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea coscinosperma
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Wikipedia: Ipomoea coscinosperma

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 coscinosperma.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147620, retrieved 22 February 2024

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