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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Frequency:
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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Endemic status:
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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).

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 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ipomoea leucanthemum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147800, retrieved 17 December 2018

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