Ipomoea shupangensis Baker

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Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mphingue, Catapu

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mphingue, Catapu

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mphingue, Catapu

Ipomoea shupangensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mphingue, Catapu

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Synonyms: Ipomoea nuda Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust climber or liane with stems up to 6m long. Leaves ovate or triangular, up to 13.5 cm long, cordate at the base with a broad or narrow sinus, dark glossy green; margin entire; petiole slender, up to 8 cm long. Flowers in lax few to many-flowered axillary inflorescences, rarely solitary; peduncle 2-11 cm long; pedicels and secondary peduncles up to 3 cm long. Sepals ovate-elliptic, 1.3-1.7 cm long. Corolla pure white, lilac or pinkish with a darker centre, with a more or less cylindrical tube 5-8 cm long. Capsule globose, leathery, hairless, tipped by the persistent style.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: shupangensis of Shupanga on the Zambezi in Mozambique, where the type was collected.
Habitat: In woodland, evergreen thickets on river banks and along roadsides, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1040 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 June 2017
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 114 - 115. (Includes a picture).


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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: Ipomoea shupangensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147980, retrieved 18 November 2017

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