Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz

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Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Tony Benn
Along A1 opposite Extension 16, Gaborone.

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Tony Benn
Along A1 opposite Extension 16, Gaborone.

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Tony Benn
Along A1 opposite Extension 16, Gaborone.

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Tony Benn
Along A1 opposite Extension 16, Gaborone.

Ipomoea bolusiana

Photo: Tony Benn
Along A1 opposite Extension 16, Gaborone.

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Synonyms: Ipomoea angustisecta Engl.
Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz var. abbreviata Hall. f.
Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz var. elongata Hall. f.
Ipomoea bolusiana Schinz var. pinnatipartita Verdc.
Ipomoea mesenterioides Hall. f.
Ipomoea praetermissa Rendle
Ipomoea simplex Thunb. var. obtusisepala Rendle
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb, growing from a thick tuberous rootstock. Stems 1-several, prostrate or erect, hairless, slender, woody at the base.Leaves deeply palmately or somewhat pinnately 3-9-lobed, rarely simple; lobes filiform to linear, 2-7 cm long. hairless. Flowers axillary, funnel-shaped, 4-6 cm in diameter, mauve or magenta-pink, darker in the centre. Capsule subspherical-conical, pointed at the apex with the style-base, hairless.
Derivation of specific name: bolusiana: named after Harry Bolus (1834-1911) South African botanist and founder of the Bolus Herbarium at thr University of Cape Town.
Habitat: In open woodland and wooded grassland, often on rocky or sandy soils.
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini, Freestate and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Madagascar
Botswana distribution: N,SW,SE
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Content last updated: Sunday 29 January 2017

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Roodt, V. (2011). Wild flowers, Waterplants and Grasses of the Okavango Delta and Kalahari "Did You Know" nature series Struik Nature for Veronica Roodt Publications Page 77. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 49.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 200 - 201. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Ipomoea bolusiana.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147570, retrieved 25 June 2024

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