Astripomoea malvacea (Klotzsch) A. Meeuse
var. malvacea

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Synonyms: Astripomoea malvacea (Klotzsch) A. Meeuse var. floccosa (Vatke) Verdc.
Astripomoea malvacea (Klotzsch) A. Meeuse var. epedunculata (Rendle) Verdc.
Astrochlaena engleriana Dammer
Astrochlaena floccosa (Vatke) Hall. f.
Astrochlaena malvacea (Klotzsch) Hall. f.
Astrochlaena malvacea (Klotzsch) Hall. f. var. epedunculata Rendle
Astrochlaena stuhlmannii Hall. f.
Brewia malvacea Klotzsch
Ipomoea floccosa Vatke
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Status: Native
Perennial herb with erect annual stems, growing from a woody rootstock. All parts of the plant, except the corollas are covered with stellate hairs. Leaves ovate to rhomboid, 3-13 cm long. Flowers in 1-few-flowered axillary clusters. Sepals lanceolate to almost circular, up to 10 mm long. Corolla funnel-shaped with a narrow tube, mauve-pink to purple. Capsule subglobose, hairless.
Notes: See var. volkensii for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: malvaceae: resembling a Malva (Malvaceae).
Habitat: Open woodland, grassland, marshy areas, riversides, roadsides, cultivated ground, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: 60 - 1750 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 172. (Includes a picture).

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 114 - 115. as Astropomoea malvacea (Includes a picture).

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

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 51 - 53. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 42.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. As A. malvacea Pages 95 - 129. As A. malvacea (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 418 - 419. As A. malvacea (Includes a picture).

Schelpe, E.A.C.L.E. (1976). A Provisional Checklist of the Orchidaceae of Mozambique South African Journal of Botany 42(4) Page 47.

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

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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Astripomoea malvacea var. malvacea., retrieved 15 June 2024

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