Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
var. involucrata

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Ipomoea involucrata var. involucrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga before "Mosquito Camp", Chimanimani National Reserve

Ipomoea involucrata var. involucrata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga before "Mosquito Camp", Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Convolvulus perfoliatus Schumach. & Thonn.
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Status: Native
Annual or perennial twining herb, with stems up to 4 m long. A vigorous twiner, sometimes covering surrounding vegetation. Stems, leaves, peduncles and large bracts hairy. Leaves broadly heart-shaped with a deeply cordate base, up to 13 cm long, hairy on both surfaces, often more densely so below. Flowers funnel-shaped, whitish to pink, often darker in the throat, in heads arising from a distinct boat-shaped bract. Capsule spherical, hairless. See I. pileata for comparison.
Derivation of specific name: involucrata: with an involucre, referring to the boat-shaped bract subtending the inflorescence
Habitat: Along forest margins, often in secondary vegetation, on road sides and a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: 700 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Jun - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and northern South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,T,MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 22 February 2020

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 131.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 48. As Ipomoea involucrata

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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 43.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 73.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea involucrata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea involucrata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea involucrata
Plants of the World Online: Ipomoea involucrata
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Wikipedia: Ipomoea involucrata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ipomoea involucrata var. involucrata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147770, retrieved 22 September 2021

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