Ipomoea coptica (L.) Roth ex Roem. & Schult.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Ipomoea coptica (L.) Roth ex Roem. & Schult. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001296665. Accessed on: 04 Jun 2020'

Morphology

Small white flowers 1/2-2/3 in. long.

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    Much-divided leaves

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    A slender glabrous trailing herb

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    Glabrous annual herb. Stems several from base, prostrate or climbing, up to 1.5 m long, 4-angled, striate, often finely muriculate as are peduncles and petioles. Leaves pseudostipulate, orbicular to ovate in outline, 20-80 mm wide, digitately compound with 11-15 mmear to ovate, coarsely serrate to pinnatisect segments; middle lobe the longest, all lobes ± petioluled, slightly fleshy, drying thin and papery; petiole 25-50 mm long; pseudostipules resembling leaves, up to 20 mm wide. Inflorescence axillary; peduncle cymosely 1-3-flowered, 10-40 mm long, longer in fruit; bracteoles usually minute; pedicels bent downwards in fruit, 4-10 mm long. Sepals subequal, oblong or elliptic, muriculate, 4-5 mm long, larger in fruit. Corolla funnel-shaped, 10-15 mm long, off-white tinged with pale mauve on tube outside, limb 5-angled, 10-12 mm wide. Capsule depressed-globose, brown, 6-7 mm in diameter, minutely apiculate, 3-locular. Seeds 6, 2-3 mm long, 3-angled, dark brown, greyish silky tomentose except on hilum.

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    Habitat

    Grows in bushveld, savanna and grassland, can become a weed of roadsides, cultivated and waste areas.

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    Distribution

    Found in northern Namibia, Botswana and the northern parts of South Africa in the Northern Province, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and northern KwaZulu-Natal; also in tropical Africa, the Middle East, tropical Asia and northern Australia.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Convolvulaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963
    • 2 Bothalia 6: 760 (1958).
    • 3 Meeuse in Fl. Pl. Aft. 31: t. 1217a (1956)
    • 4 van Ooststr. in Blumea 3: 544 (1940)
    • 5 Roth Nov. Pl. Spec. 110 (1821)
    • 6 Svst. Veg. 4: 208 (1819)
    • 7 Meeuse, ADJ; Welman, WG. 2000. Convolvulaceae. Fl. S. Africa 28(1): 1 - 138. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 8 Syst. Veg.

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