Ipomoea tuberculata Ker Gawl.
var. tuberculata

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Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata

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Staff housing, Sinamatella Camp, Hwange National Park

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Synonyms: Ipomoea calcarata N.E. Br.
Ipomoea dasysperma Jacq.
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Status: Native
Description:
Hairless, annual herb. Stems climbing, smooth or tuberculate, up to 2.5 m long. Leaves: lamina circular in outline, digitately 5-9-lobed or pedately 3-partite; lobes linear-lanceolate to elliptic, acute; petiole 2-7 cm long. Pseudostipules present. Inflorescences 1-3-flowered; pedicels thicker than the peduncle. Sepals obtuse, unequal, gibbous and 1-2-tuberculate near the base. Flowers 5-10 cm long. Corolla funnel-shaped with a narrow tube, 4-5 cm long (in var. tuberculata); yellow or white with a purple centre. Capsule spherical.
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Habitat: Dambo margin woodland, edge of riverine forest, mixed scrub and river banks.
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Worldwide distribution: In Africa (Ethiopia, Zambia, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and South Africa) and in Asia (Sri Lanka and India).
Mozambique distribution: T
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Content last updated: Saturday 9 April 2016
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22. As Ipomoea tuberculata

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 102 - 104.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 233. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 51. as Ipomoea tuberculata

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Flora of Botswana: Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata
Flora of Zambia: Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ipomoea tuberculata var. tuberculata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ipomoea tuberculata
African Plant Database: Ipomoea tuberculata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ipomoea tuberculata
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ipomoea tuberculata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ipomoea tuberculata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ipomoea tuberculata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ipomoea tuberculata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ipomoea tuberculata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ipomoea tuberculata
JSTOR Plant Science: Ipomoea tuberculata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ipomoea tuberculata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ipomoea tuberculata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ipomoea tuberculata
Tropicos: Ipomoea tuberculata


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 tuberculata var. tuberculata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148060, retrieved 27 June 2019

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