Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001297733. Accessed on: 14 Jul 2020'

Morphology

Red-purple flowers 11/2 in. long or more, opening one at a time in head enclosed in a boat-shaped involucre.

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    Twiner, often widely climbing, pubescent

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    Corolla purple, rose, white or white with pink throat, funnel-shaped, 2–5.5 cm. long, 2–5 cm. wide at mouth, about 4–10 mm. wide at the base.

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    Capsule globose, 6 mm. in diameter.

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    Seeds glabrous, blackish or shortly pubescent, 3.5–4 mm. long.

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    Leaf-blade ovate-cordate, up to 9(–11.5) cm. long and 7 cm. wide, acute or acuminate at the apex, hairy to villous on both surfaces; petiole 1.3–8 cm. long.

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    An exceedingly variable annual or perennial; stems slender, twining, glabrescent to villose, up to 8 m. long.

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    Sepals 6–15 mm. long, 1.5–4 mm. wide, glabrescent to hairy, margins setose; the outer lanceolate; the inner shorter and more ovate.

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    Inflorescence a dense head enclosed in a large foliaceous boat-shaped involucre; peduncle 1–16 cm. long; flowers few to many, very shortly pedicellate; bract 2.7–6.5 cm. long, 0.8–1.5 cm. wide, ± pubescent; inner bracts small, obovate to linear-oblong, acute to aristate.

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    Inflorescence a dense head, enclosed in a large foliaceous boat-shaped involucre; peduncle 1–16 cm. long; flowers few to many, very shortly pedicellate; outer bracts connate in a hairy boat-shaped structure, 3–6 cm. in diam. with 2 cusps, more or less pubescent; inner bracts small, obovate to linear-oblong, acute to aristate.

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    Leaf lamina ovate-cordate up to 13·5 × 13 cm., acute or acuminate at the apex, hairy to villous on both surfaces, sometimes more densely beneath; petiole slender, 1·3–8 cm. long, retrorsely pilose like the stems and peduncles.

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    Stems slender, twining, finely and usually retrorsely hairy to glabrescent, up to 4 m. long.

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    Capsule globose, glabrous.

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    Seeds blackish, glabrous or shortly pubescent.

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    Sepals 6–15 × 1·5–4 mm., glabrescent to hairy, margins setose; the outer ones lanceolate; the inner ones shorter and more ovate.

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    Corolla funnel-shaped, purple, rose, white or white with pink throat up to 5·5 cm. long, 2–5 cm. wide at the mouth, about 4–10 mm. wide at the base, sparsely pilose on the midpetaline areas.

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    An extremely variable annual or perennial herb.

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    Twining annual or perennial herb. Leaf lamina ovate-cordate, acute or acuminate at apex, hairy to villous on both surfaces. Flowers in heads subtended by boat-shaped involucre. Sepals lanceolate, acute. Corolla up to 55 mm long. Flowers purple, rose, white or white with pink throat.

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    Very variable annual or perennial herb. Stems twining, hairy to glabrescent, up to 4 m long. Leaves cordate-ovate, 20-80 x 15-70 mm, entire, apex mucronate and attenuate-acuminate to obtuse, basal lobes and sinus rounded, thinly hairy on both surfaces; petiole pilose, 13-80 mm long. Inflorescence a dense head; peduncle 20-120 mm long; outer bracts connate into large pubescent foliaceous boat-shaped involucre 30-60 mm long, 8-15 mm wide, with 2 cusps; inner bracts small, linear-oblong to obovate, flowers few- to many, shortly pedicellate. Sepals sparsely hairy or glabrescent; outer ones lanceolate, acute, ±12 mm long; inner ones shorter and ovate. Corolla funnel-shaped, purple, rose-red, mauve, white or white with pink throat, 30-50 mm long and wide; midpetaline areas minutely pilose. Capsule glabrous, globose, 6 mm wide. Seeds pubescent or glabrous, blackish, 3.5-4.0 mm long.

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    Habitat

    Secondary woodland, open and marginal forest, bushland, grassland, weed of cultivation, sandy soils and roadsides.

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    Grows in forest, bushveld and grassland as well as disturbed places.

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    Distribution

    Throughout tropical Africa, extending into the Northern Province where it is rare.

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