Ipomoea blepharophylla Hallier f.

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Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Penhalonga to Small Bridge Dam

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Ipomoea blepharophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, growing from a woody rootstock. Stems several, prostrate, covered in short yellowish hairs. Leaves, up to 8 × 2.5 cm, lanceolate to narrowly oblong, rounded to subcordate at the base; margins and veins ciliate beneath. Flowers solitary, axillary. Corolla funnel-shaped, distinctly narrowed below, white to mauve with a darker purple centre. Capsule spherical, glabrous, tipped by the persistent style-base.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: blepharophylla: with fringed leaves, referring to the ciliate margins.
Habitat: On sandy soils in woodland and grassland.
Altitude range: 750 - 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: West Africa to Sudan, Ethiopa and south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: T
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 17 May 2008
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 66 - 68. (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.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ipomoea blepharophylla.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147560, retrieved 3 August 2020

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