Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
  <previous species>   <next species>  
  Home   >   Flora   >   List of families   >   List of genera   >   List of species   >   Convolvulaceae / Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides

Ipomoea adenioides Schinz var. adenioides


Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record    

Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides

Image 1
Habit
13 Dec 2008

Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides

Image 2
Fruit
20 Dec 2008

Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides

Image 3
Leaves
21 Mar 2008

Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides

Image 4
Habit
21 Mar 2008

Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides

Image 5
Flower (unopened)
21 Mar 2008

Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides

Image 6
Flower
22 Dec 2010



Family: Convolvulaceae
Full name: Ipomoea adenioides Schinz var. adenioides
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Aartappel, Trompetblom, Trompetterblom
English common name(s): Trumpet flower, Potato
Synonym(s): Rivea adenioides (Schinz) Hallier f. (1893)
Ipomoea adenioides Schinz (1888)
Ipomoea marlothii Engl. (1889)
Status: Native
Description: Erect shrub up to ±1.2 m high. Stems covered with short silky hairy when young, glabrous or greyish or yellowish canescent when older. Leaves at tips of young branches, firm to subcoriaceous, entire, lanceolate varying to obovate-orbicular, 30-80 x 10-15 mm, base usually cuneate, tip obtuse to acute, often with a white-hairy mucro, green and glabrescent above, silky beneath, ultimately glabrescent; margin ciliate; petiole much shorter than leaf, silky pubescent. Peduncles 1-flowered, short, silky pubescent as are bracteoles, pedicels and calyx; bracteoles 8-18 mm long; pedicels very short. Sepals subequal, lanceolate, 15-18 mm long, up to 28 mm long in fruit. Corolla salver-shaped, tube 70-100 mm long, narrowly cylindric, greenish white and silky outside, deep magenta and glabrous inside; limb white, 45-60 mm wide, spreading, silky on midpetaline areas outside. Capsule ovoid, 19-23 mm long, hairy to glabrous. Seeds ±10 mm long, densely covered with very long, shiny, brownish hairs. Flowering time November to May. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)

Erect shrub, up to 1.20 m high. Stems covered with short white silky hairs when young, older ones glabrous, greyish or yellowish canescent. Leaves at the ends of the young branches; leaf lamina from lanceolate or oblanceolate to elliptic, obovate to obovate-circular (ovate-lanceolate in var. ovato-lanceolata) obtuse to acute often with a white-hairer mucro, usually cuneate at the base, 3–8 x 2–5.5 cm, entire, green, glabrescent above, densely white-silky beneath mainly on the veins, ultimately glabrescent; petiole up to 3 cm long, shortly silky-pubescent. Flowers solitary, peduncle up to 1 cm long, densely silky-pubescent as the pedicels, bracts and calyx; pedicels up to 0.5 cm long; bracteoles linear to linear-lanceolate, acute, up to 1.8 cm long. Sepals subequal, lanceolate, very long acuminate, up to 2.8 cm long in fruit. Corolla very long salver-shaped, white or pink, deep magenta inside, up to 11 cm long, appressed, silky outside; tube narrowly cylindric 7–9 cm long; limb spreading, up to 6 cm in diam. Capsule ovoid, up to 2.3 cm long, thinly hairy to glabrous, coriaceous. Seeds densely covered with very long shiny fulvous-cream hairs. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Zambesiaca)

Stem erect, woody, pale brown, downy upwards; leaves short petioled, ascending, narrowly obovate, 1.5–3 in. long, obtuse, entire, narrowed gradually from above the middle to the base, thick, green and glabrous on both surfaces when mature; flowers shortly peduncled, solitary in the axils of the leaves; calyx 4 lin. long; sepals subequal, lanceolate, acuminate, silvery on the back; corolla 3–4 in. long, 1.25 in. in diam.; tube long, subcylindrical; limb scarcely lobed, silvery outside; stamens in two rows above the middle of the tube; filaments short; capsule globose, rigid, as long as the calyx; seeds covered with brown silky hairs. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora Capensis)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iSpot:  262986 
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 21 Mar 2018


Note: The identification of some of the plants on this website is not 100% certain. Any comments will be highly appreciated. I would also be willing to supply higher resolution images upon request. Please contact me at the e-mail address given below.

  Home   >   Flora   >   List of families   >   List of genera   >   List of species   >   Convolvulaceae / Ipomoea adenioides var adenioides
Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional Valid CSS!
This site is best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8+, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox in 1024x768+ screen resolution
Last updated on 21 Mar 2018
webmaster@kyffhauser.co.za

Sun logo