Ipomoea coptica (L.) Roth ex Roem. & Schult.
var. coptica

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Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Urema Floodplain Edge, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road 1 between rd 2 and rd 3, Gorongosa National Park.

Ipomoea coptica var. coptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road 1 between rd 2 and rd 3, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Ipomoea dissecta Willd.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender, prostrate or twining annual herb. Stems several, up to 1.6 m long, 4-angled. Leaves digitately 5-lobed, each lobed deeply dentate or pinnatifid. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered, axillary. Corolla funnel-shaped, c. 12 mm long, white or pink, sometimes with a darker throat. Capsule depressed-spherical, glabrous.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: coptica: from Coptos, near Thebes, Egypt.
Habitat: In mopane and dry deciduous woodland, grassland and in cultivated fields.
Altitude range: Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Tropical Africa, South Africa, Tropical Asia and northern Australia.
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 July 2017
Literature:

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

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 108 - 109.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 367. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 49. as Ipomoea coptica

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JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea coptica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea coptica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea coptica
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea coptica
Tropicos: Ipomoea coptica
Wikipedia: Ipomoea coptica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ipomoea coptica var. coptica.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147610, retrieved 15 September 2019

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