Ipomoea wightii (Wall.) Choisy
var. wightii

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Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kaperekeza road, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Convolvulus wightii Wall.
Ipomoea arachnoidea Boj.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber or prostrate creeping herb. Stems up to 3.5 m long, covered with spreading yellowish hairs. Leaves heart-shaped, deeply cordate at the base, unlobed or shallowly to deeply 3-lobed, green with more or less dense rough hairs above, densely covered in white stellate velvet below; margins entire or crenate. Flowers in few to many-flowered axillary clusters. Corolla funnel-shaped, 2-4 cm in diameter, mauve or pink, darker purple-pink in the throat. The rim of the corolla shows distinct mucronate points. Capsule spherical, bristly above.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland, grassland and forest, along rivers and in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: 350 - 2110 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa. Also in Madagascar and tropical Asia.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 9 November 2018
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 121. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 133.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22. As Ipomoea wightii

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) Page 81.

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 37.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 44.

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Flora of Mozambique: Ipomoea wightii var. wightii
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea wightii var. wightii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea wightii var. wightii

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea wightii
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Tropicos: Ipomoea wightii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ipomoea wightii var. wightii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148110, retrieved 17 December 2018

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