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Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. obscura


Ipomoea obscura var obscura

Flower (yellow)



Family: Convolvulaceae
Full name: Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. obscura
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Wildepatat
English common name(s): Wild petunia, Yellow ipomoea, Wild morning glory
Synonym(s): Calonyction acanthocarpum Choisy fide Fl. Trop. Africa 4(2): 167
Convolvulus obscurus L.
Ipomoea acanthocarpa (Choisy) Asch. & Schweinf.
Ipomoea acutiflora A.Rich. fide Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Convolv., 116
Ipomoea demissa Hallier f.
Ipomoea dubia Cout. fide Sommerfeltia 24: 326 (1997).
Ipomoea fragilis Choisy
Ipomoea fragilis Choisy var. hispida Hallier f.
Ipomoea fragilis Choisy var. pubescens Hallier f.
Ipomoea inconspicua Baker
Ipomoea longipes Engl. - non Garcke
Ipomoea luteola R.Br.
Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. abyssinica Hallier f.
Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. demissa (Hallier f.) Verdc.
Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. fragilis (Choisy) A.Meeuse
Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. indica Hallier f.
Ipomoea saltiana Rendle fide Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Convolv., 116
Ipomoea sudanica A.Chev.
Ipomoea tenuis E.Mey.
Merremia geophiloides A.Chev.
Status: Native
Description: Perennial herb with trailing or twining stems up to 3 m long, growing from a narrow taproot. Leaves distinctly cordate (heart-shaped), 2.5-8.5 cm long, more or less pubescent on both surfaces; apex pointed; margin entire but wavy; petiole op to 11 cm long. Flowers pale apricot, yellow, cream or white, rarely with a purple centre. Capsule globose, tipped with the persistent style base. (from Flora of Zimbabwe website)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 08 Apr 2010
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.5
Shutter speed: 1/1250 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020


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