Ipomoea hederifolia L.

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Ipomoea hederifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea hederifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Ipomoea hederifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Canda, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Ipomoea angulata Lam.
Quamoclit coccinea sensu Baker & Rendle
Quamoclit hederifolia (L.) G. Don
Common names: Star ipomoea (English)
Status: Introduced
Annual twining herb. Stems to 5 m. Leaves: petiole long, to 12 cm; lamina ovate to circular in outline; base cordate; apex acuminate. Inflorescences lateral. Sepals 2-3 mm with a long, 2-4 mm, awn. Corolla salver-shaped, scarlet; tube 3-4 cm. Stamens and style exserted. Capsule spherical. Seeds densely pubescent, black.
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Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America; widely naturalised in the tropics. Recorded for Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia in the FZ area.
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 118 - 119. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 112 - 113. (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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea hederifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Ipomoea hederifolia

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ipomoea hederifolia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147730, retrieved 16 April 2024

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