Ipomoea leucanthemum (Klotzsch) Hallier f.

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Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River, road from Pandamatenga to main Bulawayo-Vic. Falls road

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River, road from Pandamatenga to main Bulawayo-Vic. Falls road

Ipomoea leucanthemum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near bridge over Matetsi River, road from Pandamatenga to main Bulawayo-Vic. Falls road

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Synonyms: Calycanthemum leucanthemum Klotzsch
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Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or erect, herb. Leaves linear-oblong to ovate, hairy; base cuneate to shallowly cordate. Inflorescences axillary, 1-3-flowered; bracts pilose. Corolla small, up to 12 mm long, funnel-shaped, white or cream. Capsule, spherical, pilose. Seeds appressed-pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: leucanthemum: white flowered
Habitat: Woodland, grassland, roadsides and along rivers.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: T,GI
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Content last updated: Thursday 17 May 2012
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 61 - 62.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 368. (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 50.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 204.

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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 leucanthemum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147800, retrieved 20 September 2019

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