Ipomoea coscinosperma Hochst. ex Choisy

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Ipomoea coscinosperma

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Ipomoea coscinosperma

Photo: Mark Hyde

Ipomoea coscinosperma

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Common names:
Status: Native
Annual herb with prostrate stems. Leaf lamina entire, narrowly lanceolate to oblong; base cuneate to slightly cordate; apex apiculate. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered, pilose. Calyx lanceolate or ovate, pilose; margins hyaline. Corolla relatively small, narrowly funnel-shaped, red or white. Capsule spherical, glabrous. Seeds brown.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In damp riverine sand and as a weed of cultivation.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan and Ethopia southwards to South Africa; also West Africa and Namibia.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
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Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 62 - 63.

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 50.

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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea coscinosperma
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea coscinosperma
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea coscinosperma

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea coscinosperma
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea coscinosperma
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea coscinosperma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea coscinosperma
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea coscinosperma
Tropicos: Ipomoea coscinosperma
Wikipedia: Ipomoea coscinosperma

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ipomoea coscinosperma.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147620, retrieved 18 August 2022

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