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  1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ipomoea L.
      1. Ipomoea crassipes Hook.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A very variable perennial; stems several, from a woody rootstock, erect or creeping, densely and softly hirsute or glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade ovate, elliptic or oblong to lanceolate, 1.2–8 cm. long, 0.4–4.5 cm. wide, obtuse or acute at the apex, truncate, rounded or even very slightly hastate or emarginate at the base, covered on both surfaces with long fulvous hairs, rarely glabrous; petiole 3–10 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in small heads; peduncle 2.5–7 cm. long; bracts hairy at apex or middle of peduncle, linear to ovate, foliaceous, 4–20 mm. long, 1–9 mm. wide; pedicels 0.4–2 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, acute or drawn out to a narrow tip at the apex, rounded or subcordate at the base, the outer 1–2.2 cm. long, 0.7–1.1 cm. wide, the inner narrower, 0.8–2.2 cm. long, 2–8 mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Corolla funnel-shaped, white, red or purple and white, 2.7–5 cm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, glabrous, 7–9 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds glabrous.
    [KBu]

    Wood JRI & Scotland RW. 2017. Misapplied names, synonyms and new species of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) from South America. Kew Bulletin 72:9. DOI 10.1007/S12225-017-9680-Y

    Type
    Type: South Africa, Magaliesberg, Burke 177 (neotype K, designated by Meeuse 1958: 730).
    Distribution
    Southern and eastern Africa.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A very polymorphic perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stems several, from a woody fusiform rootstock, erect or creeping, up to 1·20 m. long, slender, densely and softly hirsute or occasionally glabrous, as are all other vegetative parts, peduncles, pedicels, bracts and sepals.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina very variable in shape and size, usually ovate, elliptic or oblong to lanceolate, 1–11 × 0·3–4·5 cm., obtuse or acute at the apex, truncate, rounded or even very slightly hastate, emarginate or subcordate at the base, covered on both surfaces with long fulvous hairs, rarely glabrous; petiole 0·5–2·5 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in small heads; peduncle 2–7 cm. long; bracts hairy at apex or middle of peduncle, linear to ovate, foliaceous, 0·3–2 cm.; pedicels somewhat thickened, 0·4–2 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals unequal, ovate, acute or drawn out to a narrow point at the apex, rounded or subcordate at the base, the outer 1–2·5 × 0·5–1 cm., the inner narrower 0·6–2·2 × 0·2–0·8 cm.
    Corolla
    Corolla funnel-shaped, white, red or white with darker purple centre, 3–6·5 cm. long, midpetaline areas distinctly margined by raised veins, shortly hairy towards the apex.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Capsule globose, glabrous, apiculate.
    Seeds
    Seeds glabrous or nearly so.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Lesotho

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Ipomoea crassipes Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Zeyher [1213], South Africa K000097294 Unknown type material
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000097298
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000097299
    Burke [347], South Africa K000097295
    Burke [177], South Africa K000097296 Unknown type material
    Burke [177], South Africa K000097297 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Mag. 70: t. 4068 (1844)

    Accepted by

    • Wood, J.R.I. & Scotland, R.W. (2017). Misapplied names, synonyms and new species of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) from South America Kew Bulletin 72(9): 1-26.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
    • Austin, D.F. (1999). The genus Aniseia (Convolvulaceae) Systematic Botany 23: 411-420.
    • 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. (1978). Corrections and additions to the 'Flora of Tropical East Africa: Convolvulaceae': IV Kew Bulletin 33: 159-168.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • Baker, J.G. & C.H. Wright in Thiselton Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1904). Convolvulaceae Flora Capensis 4(2): 45-87.
    • Hallier, H. (1899). Convolvulaceae Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier 7: 41-64. l'Herbier Boissier.

    Not accepted by

    • Baker, J.G. & C.H. Wright in Thiselton Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1904). Convolvulaceae Flora Capensis 4(2): 45-87. [Cited as Ipomoea greenstockii.]

    Literature

    Kew Bulletin

    • Austin, D. F., Staples, G. W. & Simão-Bianchini, R. (2015). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas: Further corrections, changes, and additions. Taxon 64 (3): 625 – 633.
    • Wood, J. R. I., Carine, M. A., Harris, D., Wilkin, P., Williams, B. & Scotland, R. W. (2015). Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia. Kew Bull. 70: 31, 1 –124.
    • IUCN (2012). Guidelines for application of IUCN Red List Criteria at Regional and National Levels. International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Gland.
    • Ramella, L. (2010). Catalogus Hasslerianus 3. In: L. Ramella & P. Perret (eds), Flora del Paraguay, Serie especial 6. Conservatoire et Jardins Botaniques de la ville de Genève.
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    • Austin, D. F. & Simão-Bianchini, R. (1998). Additions and corrections in American Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae). Taxon 47: 833 – 838.
    • Dubs, B. (1998). Prodromus Florae Matogrossensis. Betrona-Verlag, Küsnacht.
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    • O’Donell, C. A. (1959a). Las especies americanas de Ipomoea L. sect. Quamoclit (Moench.) Griseb. Lilloa 29: 19 – 86.
    • O’Donell, C. A. (1959b). Convolvuláceas argentinas. Lilloa 29: 87 – 348.
    • Meeuse, A. D. L. (1958 [1957]). The South African Convolvulaceae. Bothalia 6: 641 – 792.
    • O’Donell, C. A. (1953). Convolvulaceas Americanas Nuevas o Criticas 4. Lilloa 26: 353 – 400.
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    • O’Donell, C. A. (1948). Convolvulaceas Argentinas y Paraguayas nuevas o críticas. Lilloa 14: 169 – 192.
    • Hassler, E. (1917). Addenda ad Plantas Hasslerianus. Kundig, Geneva.
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    • Chodat, R. & Hassler, E. (1905). Plantae Hasslerianae. Bull. Herb. Boissier, Ser. 2, 5. 671 – 699.
    • Hallier, H. (1899). Convolvulaceae. In: R. Chodat & E. Hassler, Plantae Hasslerianae. Bull. Herb. Boissier 7, App. 1: 43 – 87.
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    • Hooker 1844: t. 4068
    • Hooker, W. J. (1844). Ipomoea crassipes. Bot. Mag. t. 4068.
    • Gardner, G. (1842). Ipomoea (Strophipomoea) goyazensis Gardn. Icon. Pl. t. 479.
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    • Dietrich, A. (1836). Beschreibung der Ipomoea elegans nobis einen neue Zierpflanze aus Brasilien. Allg. Gartenzeitung [Otto & Dietrich] 4 (38): 313 – 314.
    • Sprengel, C. K. (1827). Systema Vegetabilium, ed, 16, 4 (2): 1 – 410. Dietrich, Göttingen.
    • Sims, J. (1826). Ipomoea bignonioides. Bot. Mag. 53: t. 2645.
    • Jacquin, N. J. (1790 [publ. 1791]). Collectanea, Vol. 4. Wappler, Vindabonae (Vienna).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • 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.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • Hallier, H. (1899). Convolvulaceae Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier 7: 41-64. l'Herbier Boissier.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Meeuse in Bothalia 6 : 730 (1958).
    • Hook. in Bot. Mag. 70, t. 4068 (1844).

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