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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropics.
Ipomoea asarifolia

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, much resembling I. pes-caprae (52).
Morphology Stem
Stems prostrate or sometimes twining, thick, terete or angular.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina circular to reniform shaped, 3·5–7 × 3·5–8·5 cm., rounded at the apex, sometimes emarginate, mucronulate, cordate at the base with rounded lobes, glabrous, subcoriaceous; petiole 3–8·5 cm. long, rather thick with a deep longitudinal groove above, smooth or minutely muricated inflorescences axillary, often together with an axillary leaf shoot, cymosely 1-few-flowered; peduncle 2–5 cm. long; bracts ovate, minute; pedicels 1·5–3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals unequal, all elliptic-oblong, obtuse, mucronulate; inner ones 811 mm. long; outer ones shorter, 5–8 mm. long, more or less muricate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, red-purple, up to 6·5 cm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, glabrous, as large as a pea.

[FWTA]

Convolvulaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
A glabrous perennial, trailing; with hollow stems
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Large red-purple flowers.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 12 m.; Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada

Doubtfully present in:

Guyana, Leeward Is., Mauritania

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Mali, Mexico Southeast, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Paraguay, Peru, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zambia

Introduced into:

Colorado, Florida, Leeward Is., Panamá, Puerto Rico

Recorded in error in:

Belize

Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 25, 2012 Gardner [1072], Brazil K000944910
Aug 1, 1990 Agra, M.F. [1168], Brazil K000944901
Jan 1, 1979 Spruce, R. [6319] K000395035
Jan 1, 1978 Lasseign, A. [P21174], Brazil K000944903
Jan 1, 1972 Prance, G.T. [5896], Brazil K000944900
Jan 1, 1966 Eiten, G. [4570], Brazil K000944911
Nov 1, 1952 Ule, E. [8955], Brazil K000944907
Nov 1, 1952 s.coll. [1754], Brazil K000944908
Mar 1, 1936 Drouet, F. [2491], Brazil K000944906
Oct 25, 1897 Moseley [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134245
Mc Fayden [s.n.], Jamaica K000612705
Lowe, R.T. [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134246
Harley, R.M. [10696], Brazil K000944759
Coradin, L. [5859], Brazil K000944899
Dawe, M.I. [6], Brazil K000944912
Wright, C. [3089], Cuba K000612706
Gardner [6072], Brazil K000944760
Moseley [s.n.], Cape Verde K001134247
Drouet, F. [2491], Brazil K000944905
Silva, F.C. [57], Brazil K000944902
Gardner [1072], Brazil K000944904
Krukoff, B.A. [5863], Brazil K000944909
Harley, R.M. [16476], Brazil K000944758
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1397] Convolvulus flagelliformis K001113015
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1397] Convolvulus flagelliformis K001113016
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1397] Convolvulus flagelliformis K001113017
s.coll. [Cat. no. 1397] Convolvulus flagelliformis K001113014
Vogel [49], Nigeria Ipomoea repens K000097040 Unknown type material

First published in Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 4: 251 (1819)

Accepted by

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Adams, C.D. in Adams, C.D. (1972). Flowering Plants of Jamaica: 601-614. University of the West Indies, Mona.
  • Austin, D. F. & M. Costea in Zuloaga, F. O., O. Morrone, & M. J. Belgrano (2008). Convolvulaceae Catálogo de las plantas vascualres del Cono Sur 2: 1936-1966. Missouri Bot. Garden.
  • Austin, D. F. (1982). Flora of Ecuador 15: 3-99. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Austin, D.F. & Cavalcante, P.B. (1982). Convolvuláceas da Amazônia Publicações Avulsas do Museo Goeldi 36: 1-134.
  • Austin, D.F. & Huáman, Z. (1996). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas Taxon 45: 3-38.
  • Austin, D.F. (1975). Convolvulaceae Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 62: 157-224.
  • Austin, D.F. in Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Convolvulaceae Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana): 87-88. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
  • 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.
  • Austin, D.F. in Lasser, T. (1982). Convolvulaceae Flora de Venezuela 8(3): 15-226. Fundación Educación Ambiental.
  • Austin, D.F. in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (1998). Convolvulaceae Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 4: 377-424. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. in Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. (2000). Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Belize with Common Names an Uses: i-x, 1-246. New York Botanic Garden Press, New York.
  • 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.
  • Breteler, F.J. (2015). Convolvulaceae Flore du Gabon 46: 1-52. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Burks, K. C. & D. F. Austin (1999). Ipomoea asarifolia (Convolvulaceae) another potential exotic pest in the United States Sida 18: 1267-1272.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain in Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Convolvulaceae Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 331-351. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de la ville de Genève.
  • Eggers, H.F.A. in Eggers, H.F.A. (1879). Convolvulaceae The flora of St Croix and the Virgin Islands: 70-73. US Government Printing Office.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Grisebach, A.H.R. in Grisebach, A. H. R. (1862). Convolvulaceae Flora of the British West Indian Isands: 466-476. Lovell Reeve.
  • Hallier, H. (1899). Convolvulaceae Africanae. II Botanische Jahrbücher fur Systematik, Pflangengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 28-54.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93.
  • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
  • Leon, H. & Alain, H. in Leon, H. (1957). Convolvulaceae Flora de Cuba 4: 218-248. Cultural S. A., La Habana.
  • Lisowski, S. in Lisowski, S. (2009). Convolvulaceae Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée: 136-145. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • 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.
  • Meisner, C.F. in Martius, C.F.P.von & auct. suc. (eds.) (1869). Convolvulaceae Flora Brasiliensis 7: 199-370.
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Powell, Dulcie A. (1979). The Convolvulaceae of the Lesser Antilles Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 60: 219-271.
  • Standley, P.C. & Williams, L.O. (1970). Convolvulaceae Fieldiana Botany New Series 24 (9: 1,2): 4-85. Field Museum of Natural History.
  • Staples, G. (2018). Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viêt-Nam 36: 1-406. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Staples, G. (with P. Traiperm) (2010). Convolvulaceae Flora of Thailand 10: 330-468. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Staples, G., Phoutthavong, K., Traiperm, P. & Pornpongrueng, P. (2014). A corrected and expanded checklist of Convolvulaceae from Lao PDR Thai Journal of Botany 6: 79-87.
  • de Moura Júnior, E.G. & al. (2015). Updated checklist of aquatic macrophytes from Northern Brazil Acta Amazonica 45: 111-132.

Not accepted by

  • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies. [Cited as Ipomoea repens Lam..]

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Syst. Pl. 4: 251 (1819)
  • van Oostatr. in Blumea 3: 539.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Austin, D. F. & M. Costea in Zuloaga, F. O., O. Morrone, & M. J. Belgrano (2008). Convolvulaceae Catálogo de las plantas vascualres del Cono Sur 2: 1936-1966. Missouri Bot. Garden.
  • Austin, D.F. & Cavalcante, P.B. (1982). Convolvuláceas da Amazônia Publicações Avulsas do Museo Goeldi 36: 1-134.
  • Austin, D.F. & Huáman, Z. (1996). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas Taxon 45: 3-38.
  • Austin, D.F. in Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Convolvulaceae Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana): 87-88. University of Guyana, Georgetown.
  • Austin, D.F. in Stevens, W.D. & al. (eds.) (2001). Convolvulaceae Flora de Nicaragua 1: 653-679. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Austin, D.F. in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (1998). Convolvulaceae Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 4: 377-424. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies.
  • Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. in Balick, M.J., Nee, M.H. & Atha, D.E. (2000). Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Belize with Common Names an Uses: i-x, 1-246. New York Botanic Garden Press, New York.
  • 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.
  • Breteler, F.J. (2015). Convolvulaceae Flore du Gabon 46: 1-52. Muséum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Burks, K. C. & D. F. Austin (1999). Ipomoea asarifolia (Convolvulaceae) another potential exotic pest in the United States Sida 18: 1267-1272.
  • Clarke, C.B. in Hooker, J.D. (1883). Fl. Br. India Convolvulaceae Flora of British India 4: 179-228 + 734.
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain in Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Convolvulaceae Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 331-351. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de la ville de Genève.
  • Gagnepain & Courchet in H. Lecomte (1915). Flore Indo-Chine Convolvulaceae Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 4: 228-313.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93.
  • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
  • Lisowski, S. in Lisowski, S. (2009). Convolvulaceae Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée: 136-145. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique.
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Standley, P.C. & Williams, L.O. (1970). Convolvulaceae Fieldiana Botany New Series 24 (9: 1,2): 4-85. Field Museum of Natural History.
  • Staples, G. (with P. Traiperm) (2010). Convolvulaceae Flora of Thailand 10: 330-468. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Staples, G., Phoutthavong, K., Traiperm, P. & Pornpongrueng, P. (2014). A corrected and expanded checklist of Convolvulaceae from Lao PDR Thai Journal of Botany 6: 79-87.

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