Ipomoea papilio Hallier f.

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Ipomoea papilio

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Monavale Vlei

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Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
South Africa, Transvaal
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland, open bushland, grassland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: 915 - 1510 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 48.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 93 - 94.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 43.

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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Wikipedia: Ipomoea papilio

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Ipomoea papilio.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147910, retrieved 2 October 2023

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