Ipomoea eriocarpa R. Br.

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Ipomoea eriocarpa

Picture: Helen Pickering
NW of Livingstone; road to Vistana farm (turn north about 2kms before the western park gate). Drive about 5 kms to top of a hill, quarry on right. In middle of quarry.

Ipomoea eriocarpa

Picture: Helen Pickering
NW of Livingstone; road to Vistana farm (turn north about 2kms before the western park gate). Drive about 5 kms to top of a hill, quarry on right. In middle of quarry.

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Synonyms: Convolvulus hispidus Vahl
Ipomoea hispida (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
Ipomoea sessiliflora Roth
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Variable annual herb, twining or prostrate. Stems with both long and short hairs. Leaves ovate-cordate to linear-oblong. Inflorescences axillary, few-flowered. Flowers small (c. 1 cm), white, mauve or pink. Capsule ovoid-spherical, hairy.
Type location:
Australia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: eriocarpa: with hairy fruits
Habitat: In dry, deciduous woodland, grassland and cultivated areas, usually on alluvial and sandy soils.
Altitude range: Up to 1530 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia and northern Australia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 61.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 159. (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 36.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 54. (Includes a picture).

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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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea eriocarpa
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea eriocarpa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea eriocarpa
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Wikipedia: Ipomoea eriocarpa


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 eriocarpa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147670, retrieved 9 December 2019

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