Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br.
subsp. brasiliensis (L.) van Oststr.

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Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Palmeiras, Beira.

Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Palmeiras, Beira.

Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Batatas maritima (R. Br.) Boj.
Convolvulus bilobatus Roxb.
Convolvulus brasiliensis R. Br.
Ipomoea maritima R. Br.
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Status: Native
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Worldwide distribution: Pantropical
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 121. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 118 - 119. as Ipomoea pes-caprae (Includes a picture).

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 98 - 99.

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

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 422 - 423. (Includes a picture).

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 25. As Ipomoea pes-caprae

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Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea pes-caprae
African Plant Database: Ipomoea pes-caprae
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea pes-caprae
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea pes-caprae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea pes-caprae
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea pes-caprae
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Wikipedia: Ipomoea pes-caprae

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ipomoea pes-caprae subsp. brasiliensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=111000, retrieved 21 March 2023

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