Ipomoea richardsiae Verdc.

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Status: Native
Perennial herb with a woody vertical rootstock. Stems erect, slender, up to 45 cm. long, with several erect shoots tufted, somewhat zigzag at the apex. Leaf lamina very variable in shape and size, linear oblong, linear-lanceolate, up to largely lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 3–12·5 × 0·3–3 cm., largely acute at the apex, cuneate at the base, greyish-pubescent, more so beneath; petiole 1–3 mm. long. Inflorescences numerous, axillary, 1–4-flowered; peduncle 0–1·6 cm. long, greyish-pubescent; pedicels 4–9 mm. long; bracts 1·5–5·5 mm. long, subobtuse at the apex, mucronulate; outer ones greyish-pubescent, inner ones with hyaline margin. Corolla tubular-funnel-shaped, white tinged with mauve, 2·8–3·7 cm. long; tube cylindric; limb infundibuliform. Capsule globose, glabrous. Seeds minutely pubescent.
From FZ, Vol 8, Part 1, page 9, (1987) Author: Maria Leonor Gonçalves
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Notes: Red data status: VU D2
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Habitat: Woodland on rock outcrops
Altitude range: 1200 - 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Not known elsewhere
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 96 - 97.

Verdcourt, B. (1967). New Convolvulaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area-II Kirkia 6(1) Pages 117 - 118. Protologue

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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 richardsiae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=224070, retrieved 23 April 2024

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