Ipomoea verbascoidea Choisy

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Ipomoea verbascoidea

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kundabwika Falls, Olandi area, Mporokoso Distr.
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kundabwika Falls, Olandi area, Mporokoso Distr.
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Escarpment miombo woodland
Kundabwika Falls, Olandi area, Mporokoso Distr.
Mar 2017
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Ipomoea assumptae Mattei
Ipomoea dammarana Rendle
Ipomoea elliotii Baker
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Status: Native
Suberect or climbing shrub, usually up to 1.5 m tall but occasionally climbing higher into surrounding vegetation. Most parts covered in yellowish to white woolly hairs. Leaves oblong to very broadly ovate, up to 18.5 cm long, sometimes cordate at the base, densely covered in woolly hairs below, sometimes almost hairless above; margin entire. Petiole 2-10 cm long with a gland on each side at the base of the lamina. Flowers 1-3 together, axillary. Corolla funnel-shaped, 5-7 cm in diameter, mauve to rose-purple with a darker throat, occasionally white. Capsule oblong, ovoid or spherical, 20-25 mm long, leathery, hairless, dehiscing to show seeds covered in long, cotton-like white to yellowish-brown hairs.
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Habitat: In woodland, bushland and grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, DRC, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,Lk,S,W
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Content last updated: Thursday 27 October 2022

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Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 72.

Verdcourt, B. (1967). New Convolvulaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area-II Kirkia 6(1) Page 121.

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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 verbascoidea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148080, retrieved 24 April 2024

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