Ipomoea fulvicaulis (Hochst. ex Choisy) Boiss. ex Hallier f.
var. heterocalyx (Schulze-Menz) Verdc.

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Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. heterocalyx

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SRGH

Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. heterocalyx

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. heterocalyx

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Ipomoea fulvicaulis var. heterocalyx

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Ipomoea dehniae Merxm.
Ipomoea heterocalyx Schulze-Menz
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with persistently yellow-brown hairy stems, up to 2 m long, growing from a woody rootstock. Leaves narrowly oblong, 3-11 cm long, more or less cordate at the base, pubescent or almost hairless (in this variety); petiole hairy, 1-4.5 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or few in small head; peduncles 1-7.5 cm long, hairy; bracts (in this variety) lanceolate, up to 15 mm long. Sepals clearly unequal (in this variety) outer ones with ovate basal part up to 9 × 6 mm and an lanceolate apical par, up to 12 × 2.5 mm, inner ones narrower. Corolla funnel-shaped, mauve to purple-pink, 2.5-5 cm long, more or less hairy. Capsule globose, hairless.
Notes: See var. fulvicaulis and var. asperifolia for comparison.
This species is generally not easy to distinguish in field from Ipomoea blepharophylla. See that species for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: fulvicaulis: with fulvous (reddish-yellow, tawny) stems.
heterocalyx: a calyx with different forms, referring to the unequal sepals.
Habitat: In woodland, open forest, grassland and along roadsides.
Altitude range: 350 - 1750 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 27 July 2016
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 68 - 69.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 71.

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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 fulvicaulis var. heterocalyx.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147700, retrieved 26 May 2020

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