1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ipomoea L.
      1. Ipomoea lobata (Cerv.) Thell.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Mexico.

    [KBu]

    Wood, J.R.I., Carine, M.A., Harris, D. et al. 2015. Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia. Kew Bulletin 70: 31. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-015-9592-7

    Habit
    Annual twining herb, stem usually glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, 3 – 12 × 2.5 – 10 cm, ovate or, more commonly 3-lobed to about half way, base cordate with rounded auricles, apex shortly acuminate, obtuse and mucronate, near glabrous but sometimes puberulent on the veins beneath, abaxially paler; petioles 2 – 5 cm
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of long-pedunculate axillary cymes appearing to form an elongate bifurcate raceme; peduncles (5 –) 10 – 16 (– 30) cm; rhachis above branching point, (2 –) 8 – 12 cm; bracteoles 1 – 2 mm, linear-lanceolate, moderately persistent; pedicels slender, 2 – 6 mm, longer below; sepals dissimilar, glabrous or, occasionally, thinly pilose, outer oblong-ovate, 2 – 3 × 1.5 mm with terminal awn 2 – 4 mm long, inner sepals with broader base, elliptic, 3 – 3.5 × 2 mm and awn 2 – 4 mm long; corolla tubular, curved, suburceolate, 1.8 – 2.5 cm long, yellow, red or orange, limb formed of 5 small tooth-like lobes; stamens strongly exserted; style exserted
    Fruits
    Capsules subglobose, 7 mm diam., glabrous; seeds 4 mm long, pubescent with hairs in patches.
    Ecology
    This species is probably of Mexican origin but is widely cultivated and occasionally naturalised in the Americas.
    Conservation
    Not evaluated. It only occurs in cultivation or as an escape.
    Note
    Quite unlike other species of Ipomoea on account of its raceme-like inflorescence combined with aristate sepals and tubular corolla, the limb replaced with five teeth. Found in flower in November.
    [FTEA]

    Convolvulaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1963

    Habit
    Perennial glabrous twiner; stems slender, up to 5 m. long.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade broadly ovate to reniform in outline, 6–15 cm. long and wide, with a deep sinus at the base, entire or 3-lobed; central lobe elliptic, acuminate, entire or remotely toothed; lateral lobes subovate, often lobed or with coarse teeth; petiole 3–13 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences up to 15 cm. long; peduncles up to 20 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2–4 mm. long, with an awn 2–3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla red, later becoming whitish or pale yellow; narrow tubular part 4 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide; upper part 17–20 mm. long; teeth mucronulate.
    Stamen and Style
    Stamens and style finally twice as long as the corolla.
    Fruits
    Capsule glabrous, ovoid, 6–8 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 18, p. 67.
    Habitat
    Naturalized in lowland rain-forest; 870 m.
    Distribution
    Mexico to South Americawidely cultivated in the tropics and occasionally seen as an escape (Greenway) T3
    [FZ]

    Convolvulaceae, Maria Leonor Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 8:1. 1987

    Habit
    Perennial glabrous twiner.
    Stem
    Stems slender, terete up to 5 m. long.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina broadly ovate to reniform, 6–15 cm. long and wide, with a deep sinus at the base, entire or 3-lobed; central lobe elliptic, acuminate, entire or remotely toothed; lateral lobes subovate, often lobed or with coarse teeth; petiole 3–10 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences up to 15 cm. long; peduncles up to 20 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2–4 mm. long, with an awn 2–3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Corolla red, later becoming whitish or pale yellow; narrow tubular part about 5 mm. long; upper part 17–20 mm. long; teeth mucronulate.
    Reproductive morphology
    Stamens and style finally twice as long as the corolla; filaments pubescent towards the base.
    Disc
    Disk shallowly 5-lobed.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid, glabrous.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mexico Southwest

    Introduced into:

    Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, China Southeast, Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jawa, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaya, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Myanmar, Tanzania, Venezuela, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Ipomoea lobata (Cerv.) Thell. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1987 Hinton, G.B. [13258], Michoacán K000465268
    Jan 1, 1987 Hinton, G.B. [5631], Michoacán K000465269
    Jan 1, 1987 Hinton, G.B. [7092], México State K000465270
    Jan 1, 1987 Hinton, G.B. [2248], México State K000465271
    Jan 1, 1987 Hinton, G.B. [2248], México State K000465272
    Jan 1, 1987 Hinton, G.B. [5070], México State K000465273
    Hinton, G.B. [7092], México State K000465439
    Hinton, G.B. [7092], México State K000465440
    Hinton, G.B. [9638], Guerrero K000465267

    First published in Vierteljahrsschr. Naturf. Ges. Zürich 64: 775 (1919)

    Accepted by

    • Wood, J.R.I., Carine, M.A., Harris, D., Wilkin, P., Williams, B. & Scotland, R.W. (2015). Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 70(31): 1-124.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Bianchini, R.S., Ferreira, P.P.A. in Forzza, R.C. et al. (2010). Convolvulaceae Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.
    • Austin, D. F. & M. Costea in Zuloaga, F. O., O. Morrone, & M. J. Belgrano (2008). Convolvulaceae Catálogo de las plantas vascualres del Cono Sur 2: 1936-1966. Missouri Bot. Garden.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Kress, W.J., R.A. DeFilipps, E. Farr, & Y.Y. Kyi in Kress, W.J. et al. (2003). Cklist. Myanmar Convolvulaceae Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, and Climbers of Myanmar: 197-201. National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.
    • Austin, D.F. & Huáman, Z. (1996). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas Taxon 45: 3-38.
    • Fang, R.-Z. & Staples, G. (1995). Convolvulaceae Flora of China 16: 271-325. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • McDonald, Andrew (1994). Convolvulaceae Flora de Veracruz 77: 1-133. Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bióticos, Xalapa, Veracruz.
    • Austin, D.F. in Lasser, T. (1982). Convolvulaceae Flora de Venezuela 8(3): 15-226. Fundación Educación Ambiental.
    • O'Donell, C.A. (1959). Las especies americanas de Ipomoea L. sect. Quamoclit (Moench) Griseb. Lilloa 29: 19-86. Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Instituto 'Miguel Lillo'.

    Not accepted by

    • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris. [Cited as Mina lobata.]
    • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Mina lobata.]
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161. [Cited as Mina lobata.]

    Literature

    Kew Bulletin
    • Thellung 1919: 775.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wood, J.R.I., Carine, M.A., Harris, D., Wilkin, P., Williams, B. & Scotland, R.W. (2015). Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 70(31): 1-124.
    • Bianchini, R.S., Ferreira, P.P.A. in Forzza, R.C. et al. (2010). Convolvulaceae Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.
    • Austin, D. F. & M. Costea in Zuloaga, F. O., O. Morrone, & M. J. Belgrano (2008). Convolvulaceae Catálogo de las plantas vascualres del Cono Sur 2: 1936-1966. Missouri Bot. Garden.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Kress, W.J., R.A. DeFilipps, E. Farr, & Y.Y. Kyi in Kress, W.J. et al. (2003). Cklist. Myanmar Convolvulaceae Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, and Climbers of Myanmar: 197-201. National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.
    • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
    • Austin, D.F. & Huáman, Z. (1996). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas Taxon 45: 3-38.
    • Fang, R.-Z. & Staples, G. (1995). Convolvulaceae Flora of China 16: 271-325. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • McDonald, Andrew (1994). Convolvulaceae Flora de Veracruz 77: 1-133. Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bióticos, Xalapa, Veracruz.
    • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
    • Khan, M.S. (1985). Fl. Bangladesh Convolvulaceae Flora of Bangladesh 30: 1-59. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • O'Donell, C.A. (1959). Las especies americanas de Ipomoea L. sect. Quamoclit (Moench) Griseb. Lilloa 29: 19-86. Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Instituto 'Miguel Lillo'.
    • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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