Ipomoea dichroa Hochst. ex Choisy

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Ipomoea dichroa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

Ipomoea dichroa

Photo: James Varden
Corncob Farm, Umguza Irrigation Scheme, Bulawayo

Ipomoea dichroa

Photo: James Varden
Corncob Farm, Umguza Irrigation Scheme, Bulawayo

Ipomoea dichroa

Photo: James Varden
Corncob Farm, Umguza Irrigation Scheme, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Ipomoea arachnosperma Welw.
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Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb, twining or occasionally prostrate. Stems up to 2.5m long, densely covered with white to yellowish bristly hairs. Leaves broadly ovate-cordate in outline, up to 18.5 × 17.5 cm, deeply 3-lobed, rarely entire, bristly hairy above, densely white-woolly below; petiole 4-10 cm long. Inflorescences axillary, several-flowered on a peduncle up to 7 cm long. Calyx densely bristly hairy, Corolla relatively small (c. 2 cm), funnel-shaped, pink or mauve with a darker centre. Capsule ovoid, softly hairy above.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Namibia, and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Also in India.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Content last updated: Saturday 8 July 2017
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) Pages 84 - 85.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 157. (Includes a picture).

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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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ipomoea dichroa.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147660, retrieved 19 September 2017

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