Ipomoea acuminata (Vahl) Roem. & Schult.
  • Syst. Veg.
  • Batatilla


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Ipomoea acuminata (Vahl) Roem. & Schult. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001297360. Accessed on: 16 Jul 2020'

General Information

Vines; stems twining, much branched, herbaceous to somewhat woody near the base, perennial, the stems appressed-pubescent to glabrate. Leaves rounded- ovate, commonly with 3 lobes, 5-9 cm long, basally cordate, apically acuminate, densely pubescent to glabrate. Flowers in 1- to few-flowered cymes, the cymes usually silky white-pubescent; sepals lanceolate to ovate to broadly-ovate, 10- 20 mm long, apically acuminate to long-acuminate, appressed pubescent to glabrate; corolla blue or purple, rarely white, 5-7 cm long, the limb 6-8 cm broad. Fruits capsular, to 1 cm broad, globose to somewhat apically flattened depending on the number of seeds developing, glabrous; seeds commonly 4, tan to dark brown, glabrous.

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    Morphology

    Sepals lanceolate, 1.4–2.2 cm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, herbaceous, glabrescent or softly pubescent, particularly at the base, but not bristly.

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    Flowers few to several in fairly dense cymes; peduncle hairy, 0.5–20 cm. long; pedicels 2–15 mm. long.

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    Leaf-blade ovate, 5–17 cm. long, 3.5–16 cm. wide, entire or sometimes 3-lobed, acuminate at the apex, cordate at the base, pilose above and sometimes densely so beneath; petiole 2–18 cm. long.

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    Herbaceous plant; stems twining or prostrate and rooting at the nodes, pilose.

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    Corolla blue or bluish-purple, often red-tinged, funnel-shaped, 5–8.5 cm. long, glabrous; tube whitish at the base.

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    Habit

    Vines

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    Distribution

    pantropical species

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Batatilla

     Information From

    Convolvulaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden