1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ipomoea L.
      1. Ipomoea corymbosa (L.) Roth

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.

    [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
    Liana climbing to about 7 m over shrubs and small trees; stems woody, usually glabrous
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate, 4 – 10 × 3 – 9 cm, ovate, cordate with rounded auricles, narrowed to an obtuse, shortly mucronate apex, glabrous or (rarely) pubescent, abaxially paler; petioles 2 – 5 cm
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of lax compound cymes terminal on the main stem and on lateral branchlets 5 – 20 cm long; secondary peduncles 1 – 5 cm, bracteoles c. 2 mm, scale-like; pedicels 7 – 17 mm, sepals slightly unequal, oblong, obtuse, nearly completely scarious, glabrous, outer 10 – 11 mm, inner 11 – 14 mm; corolla 2.5 – 3 cm, campanulate, cream with dark centre and yellow midpetaline bands, glabrous, limb c. 1.5 – 2 cm diam. Capsule narrowly ovoid, 11 – 14 × 3 – 4 mm, glabrous, style persistent, seeds 1 – 2, 4 – 5 mm diam., subglobose, tomentose
    Ecology
    Widespread throughout tropical America and introduced into the Old World, this species is of uncertain status in Bolivia. It is locally frequent in disturbed bushy places usually near settlements in the moister lowlands below about 1100 m, principally but not exclusively in the Santa Cruz region. It is particularly common in riverine scrub. Map 1.
    Conservation
    Least Concern (LC).
    Note
    Flowers during the winter dry season, principally from June to September.

    A conspicuously woody liana with a campanulate corolla and oblong scarious sepals, the inflorescence often subracemose or corymbose in appearance. The ripe fruit is distinctive as the sepals are persistent, become papery and spread outwards so aiding dispersal by the wind. The seeds have hallucinogenic properties (Stearn 1976). Ipomoea corymbosa can be confused with I. reticulata which has similar coloured flowers and grows in similar habitats but the sepals of I. reticulata are elliptic, less than 8 mm long and it flowers earlier in the year from April to May.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Texas

    Native to:

    Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Bermuda, Canary Is., Ecuador, Florida, Mauritius, Mozambique, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Sri Lanka, Zaïre

    Ipomoea corymbosa (L.) Roth appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 17, 2012 Hassler, E. [10538], Paraguay Turbina corymbosa K000944941
    Jul 1, 1978 Macedo, A. [785], Brazil Turbina corymbosa K000944942
    Mexico Turbina corymbosa 37260.000
    Hinton, G.B. [8238], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465441
    Hinton, G.B. [2276], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465442
    Hinton, G.B. [5212], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465443
    Hinton, G.B. [12335], Michoacán Turbina corymbosa K000465444
    Hinton, G.B. [11646], Guerrero Turbina corymbosa K000465447
    Hinton, G.B. [12597], Michoacán Turbina corymbosa K000465448
    Hinton, G.B. [13212], Michoacán Turbina corymbosa K000465449
    Hinton, G.B. [2651], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465445
    Hinton, G.B. [9783], Guerrero Turbina corymbosa K000465446
    Spruce, R. [3931] Turbina corymbosa K000395041
    Spruce, R. [3931] Turbina corymbosa K000395042
    Spruce, R. [s.n.] Turbina corymbosa K000395043

    First published in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 4: 232 (1819)

    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.
    • Shinners, L. in Correll, D.S. & M.C Johnston (1970). Convolvulaceae Manual of the vascular plants of Texas: 1241-1261. Texas Research Foundation.

    Not accepted by

    • Austin, D.F. & Huáman, Z. (1996). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas Taxon 45: 3-38. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
    • Kartesz, J.T. in Kartesz, J.T. (1994). Convolvulaceae A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland: 217-221. Timber Press. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
    • McPherson, G. [w/ D.F. Austin] in Braco, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Convolvulaceae Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru: 365-374. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
    • Austin, D.F. & Staples, G.W. (1991). A revision of the neotropical species of Turbina Raf. (Convolvulaceae) Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 118: 265-280. New York Botanical Garden. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
    • Manitz, H. (1983). Zur Nomenklatur einiger Convolvulaceae und Cuscutaceae. I Feddes Repertorium 94: 173-182. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
    • Meisner, C.F. in Martius, C.F.P.von & auct. suc. (eds.) (1869). Convolvulaceae Flora Brasiliensis 7: 199-370. [Cited as Ipomoea sidaefolia.]

    Literature

    Kew Bulletin
    • Roemer & Schultes 1819: 232.
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
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    • 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.
    • Bosser, J. & H. Heine (2000). Fl. Mascar. Convolvulaceae Flore des Mascareignes 127: 1-63. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • McDonald, A. (1993). Convolvulaceae part I Flora de Veracruz 73: 1-95. 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.
    • Austin, D.F. & Staples, G.W. (1991). A revision of the neotropical species of Turbina Raf. (Convolvulaceae) Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 118: 265-280. New York Botanical Garden.
    • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Austin, D.F. in Dassanayake (ed.) (1980). Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon Convolvulaceae A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 1: 288-363. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
    • Shinners, L. in Correll, D.S. & M.C Johnston (1970). Convolvulaceae Manual of the vascular plants of Texas: 1241-1261. Texas Research Foundation.
    • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
    • Britton, N. (1918). Flora of Bermuda: 1-585. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.

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