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  1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ipomoea L.
      1. Ipomoea involucrata P.Beauv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa.

    [CPLC]

    Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

    Distribution
    Colombia
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An extremely variable annual or perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stems slender, twining, finely and usually retrorsely hairy to glabrescent, up to 4 m. long.
    Leaves
    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.
    Inflorescences
    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.
    Calyx
    Sepals 6–15 × 1·5–4 mm., glabrescent to hairy, margins setose; the outer ones lanceolate; the inner ones shorter and more ovate.
    Corolla
    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.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds blackish, glabrous or shortly pubescent.
    [FWTA]

    Convolvulaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Twiner, often widely climbing, pubescent
    Flowers
    Red-purple flowers 11/2 in. long or more, opening one at a time in head enclosed in a boat-shaped involucre.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    An exceedingly variable annual or perennial; stems slender, twining, glabrescent to villose, up to 8 m. long.
    Leaves
    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.
    Inflorescences
    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.
    Calyx
    Sepals 6–15 mm. long, 1.5–4 mm. wide, glabrescent to hairy, margins setose; the outer lanceolate; the inner shorter and more ovate.
    Corolla
    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.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, 6 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds glabrous, blackish or shortly pubescent, 3.5–4 mm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Colombia

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Ipomoea involucrata P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Biye, E. [91], Cameroon K000746318
    Jul 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [9039], Cameroon K000008686
    Jul 1, 2003 Cable, S. [2783], Cameroon K000008685
    Jul 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [1760], Cameroon K000008684
    Jul 1, 2003 Sidwell, K. [319], Cameroon K000008688
    Mar 1, 1996 Lane, P. [324], Cameroon K000008687
    Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [5178], Cameroon K000381556
    Jan 1, 1987 Manning, S.D. [671], Cameroon K000028510
    Jan 1, 1987 Manning, S.D. [1061], Cameroon K000028512
    Apr 10, 1986 Schäfer, P. A. [6810], Mozambique K000196059
    Jan 1, 1985 Thomas, D.W. [4257], Cameroon K000028514
    Jan 1, 1971 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [8582], Cameroon K000028513
    Dawkins, H.C. [731], Uganda 16383.000
    Maitland, T.D. [220], Cameroon K000028509
    Williams, S. [135], Cameroon K000008682
    Williams, S. [135], Cameroon K000008683
    Dunlap [6], Cameroon K000028506
    Mphamba [105], Mozambique K000614313
    Migeod, F. W. H. [80], Cameroon K000028507
    Migeod, F. W. H. [80], Cameroon K000028508

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Oware 2: 52 (1816)

    Accepted by

    • Breteler, F.J. (2015). Convolvulaceae Flore du Gabon 46: 1-52. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Velayos, M., Barberá, P., Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Fero, M. & Aedo, C. (2014). Checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea) Phytotaxa 171: 1-78.
    • Lisowski, S. in Lisowski, S. (2009). Convolvulaceae Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée: 136-145. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
    • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1992). Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 37: 21-125.
    • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1958). Notes on African Convolvulaceae (part 3) Kew Bulletin 13: 199-217.
    • Andrews, F.W. in Andrews, F.W. (1956). Convolvulaceae The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 102-125. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
    • Tisserant, P. Ch. (1950). Catalogue de la flora de l'Oubangui-Chari Mémoires de l'Institut d'Études Centrafricaines 2: 1-166.
    • Clarke, C.B. in Kanjilal, U.N., A. Das, P.C. Kanjilal, & R.E. De (eds.) (1939). Fl. Assam Convolvulaceae Flora of Assam 3: 338-362+538. Govt. of Assam.
    • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies.
    • Hallier, H. (1901). Convolvulaceae Botanische Jahrbücher fur Systematik, Pflangengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 386-388.
    • Clarke, C.B. in Hooker, J.D. (1883). Fl. Br. India Convolvulaceae Flora of British India 4: 179-228 + 734.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Meeuse in Bothalia 6: 744 (1958).
    • Berhaut in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 101: 373 (1955)
    • van Ooststr. in Fl. Males., ser. 1, 4: 468
    • Chev. Bot. 455
    • F.T.A. 4, 2: 150
    • Fl. Oware 52, t. 89 (1817)

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Lisowski, S. in Lisowski, S. (2009). Convolvulaceae Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée: 136-145. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1992). Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 37: 21-125.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
    • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Meeuse in Bothalia 6 : 744 (1958).
    • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 2 : 218, fig. 252 (1931).
    • Bak. & Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2) : 150 (1905).
    • Beauv., Fl. Owar. 2 : 52, t. 89 (1817).

    Sources

    Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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