Astripomoea lachnosperma (Choisy) A. Meeuse

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Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along western boundary road, Zambezi National Park.

Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along western boundary road, Zambezi National Park.

Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along western boundary road, Zambezi National Park.

Astripomoea lachnosperma

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along western boundary road, Zambezi National Park.

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Synonyms: Astrochlaena lachnosperma (Choisy) Hallier f.
Ipomoea lachnosperma Choisy
Common names:
Status: Native
Robust erect annual herb with unbranched stems, up to 120 cm tall, covered in yellowish-white stellate hairs, sometimes slightly woody near the base. Leaves, ovate-rhombic to broadly elliptic, up to 13 cm long, thinly covered in stellate hairs above, more densely so and whitish below; margin entire but sometimes more or less distinctly repand; petiole up to 4 cm long. Flowers in c. 6-flowered pedunculate axillary clusters. Corolla funnel-shaped, creamy or white with a dark purple centre. Capsule ovoid, hairless.
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Habitat: On sandy soil, in mopane woodland, grassland and along roadsides.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Nigeria to Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: T
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Content last updated: Saturday 19 December 2009

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 8.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 54.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 363. (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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 52. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 48.

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Flora of Botswana: Astripomoea lachnosperma
Flora of Caprivi: Astripomoea lachnosperma
Flora of Zambia: Astripomoea lachnosperma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Astripomoea lachnosperma

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Wikipedia: Astripomoea lachnosperma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Astripomoea lachnosperma., retrieved 29 March 2023

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