Lepistemon owariense (P. Beauv.) Hallier f.

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Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

Lepistemon owariense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vunduzi River at Bunga Ranger Camp, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.,

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Synonyms: Ipomoea owariensis Beauv.
Ipomoea repandula Baker
Lepistemon africanum Oliv.
Lepistemon lingnosum Dammer
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial climber with stems up to 3 m long, covered with long appressed yellowish-brown bristly hairs. Leaves broadly ovate-cordate, up to 15 cm long, entire, shallowly lobed or with triangular lobe-like teeth up to 1 × 2 cm, woolly hairy on both surfaces; petiole up to 12 cm long, bristly hairy. Inflorescences in dense many-flowered axillary clusters; pedicels up to 2 cm long. Calyx with long yellowish hairs. Corolla white, up to 1.8 cm long and up to 3 cm in diameter; tube urn-shaped, narrowing toward the top before spreading in to the limb. Fruit an ovoid-globose capsule, covered in long bristly hairs except for the upper part.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Woodland and thickets, riverine forest, along edges of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 May 2015
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 44 - 47. (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 37.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 44.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lepistemon owariense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147480, retrieved 21 September 2017

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