Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.
var. pes-tigridis

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Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

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Common names:
Status: Native
Prostrate or trailing annual or sometimes perennial. Stems up to 3 m, covered in long, yellowish bristly hairs. Leaves palmately-pedately 7-9-lobed, cordate at the base, thinly hairy on both surfaces. Flowers in few-flowered heads on long (up to 15 cm) peduncles. Corolla funnel-shaped, white, pink or purple with a darker throat. Capsule ovoid, glabrous.
Type location:
Sri Lanka
Derivation of specific name: pes-tigridis: a tiger's foot, referring to the shape of the hairy leaves.
Habitat: In savanna scrub, grassland, cultivated ground and forest margins.
Altitude range: Up to 1050 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: West and East Africa to South Africa, Mascarene Islands, Tropical Asia and Malaysia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,S,W
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34. As Ipomoea pestigridis pestigridis

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 81 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 160. (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 55. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 50.

Other sources of information about Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis:

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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis
Flora of Caprivi: Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis
Flora of Malawi: Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis
Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea pes-tigridis
African Plant Database: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ipomoea pes-tigridis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea pes-tigridis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ipomoea pes-tigridis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea pes-tigridis
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
Tropicos: Ipomoea pes-tigridis
Wikipedia: Ipomoea pes-tigridis

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 pes-tigridis var. pes-tigridis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147920, retrieved 3 December 2023

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