Ipomoea hellebarda Schweinf. ex Hallier f.

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 43 (1899)
This name is a synonym of Ipomoea rubens

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • 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. [Cited as Ipomoea marginata.]
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Ipomoea sepiaria Roxb..]
  • 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. [Cited as Ipomoea sepiaria Roxb..]
  • 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. [Cited as Ipomoea marginata (Desr.) Verdc..]
  • Lisowski, S. in Lisowski, S. (2009). Convolvulaceae. Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée: 136-145. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique. [Cited as Ipomoea marginata (Desr.) Verdc..]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161. [Cited as Ipomoea sepiaria Roxb..]
  • Wood, J.R.I., Muñoz-Rodríguez P., Williams, B.R.M., Scotland, R.W. (2020). A foundation monograph of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the New World. PhytoKeys 143: 1-823. [Cited as Ipomoea rubens.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Andrews, F.W. in Andrews, F.W. (1956). Convolvulaceae. The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 102-125. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland. [Cited as Ipomoea hellebarda Schweinf. Ex Hiern.]
  • 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 hellebarda.]
  • Hallier, H. (1899). Convolvulaceae Africanae. II. Botanische Jahrbücher fur Systematik, Pflangengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28: 28-54. [Cited as Ipomoea hellebarda Schweinf..]
  • 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. [Cited as Ipomoea hellebarda.]
  • Tisserant, P. Ch. (1950). Catalogue de la flora de l'Oubangui-Chari. Mémoires de l'Institut d'Études Centrafricaines 2: 1-166. [Cited as Ipomoea hellbarda.]

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 28: 43 (1899).
  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 170 (excl. syn.)
  • Hallier f. in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 18: 142, in syn. (1893)
  • in Cat. Welw. 1, 3: 737 (1898), incl. var. sarcopoda Welw. ex Hiern

Other Data

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