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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde, Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to Queensland.
Ipomoea sagittifolia

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A glabrous twiner or trailer
Morphology Leaves
Very variable leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 2 in. long, lilac or darker red-purple.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or rarely annual (fide Milne-Redhead & Taylor 10707); stems several from a woody tuberous rootstock, yellow-brown, ridged, pilose to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate-cordate, triangular, oblong-triangular or lanceolate, 1–12 cm. long, 1–9.3 cm. wide, ± acuminate or acute at the apex, truncate, sagittate, hastate or with rounded lobes at the base, glabrous save for the margins which are minutely puberulous; petiole 1–4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences few–many-flowered, rather dense; peduncle 1.5–12(–23) cm. long; pedicels 0.75–1.2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals elliptic-oblong or ovate, 4–8 mm. long, obtuse to acutish, glabrous, the outer ones sometimes verruculose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla lilac-pink or almost white, sometimes with a purple or maroon centre, 2–6 cm. long; limb almost salver-shaped; tube narrow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamen and Style
Stamens and style included or very slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, glabrous, (4–)6–7 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subtrigonous, pale, about 3 mm. diameter, densely tomentose and also with some longer hairs.
Habitat
Swamps and moist places near the sea, also in wooded grassland and Brachystegia-Uapaca woodland inland; 0–1100 m.
Distribution
Sudan and Congo Republics to West Africaalso through tropical Asia and Malaysia to Formosa and Queensland K7 T6 T8 U1 U3 Z

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial or rarely annual.
Morphology Stem
Stems several from a cylindrical woody tuberous root-stock, twining, yellow-brown, ridges, pilose to glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina ovate-cordate, triangular, oblong-triangular, or lanceolate, 1–12·5 × 1–9·5 cm., acuminate or acute at the apex, truncate sagittate, hastate or with rounded lobes at the base, glabrous save for the margins which are minutely puberulous; petiole 1–4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences few-many flowered, rather dense; peduncle 1·5–18 cm. long, glabrous; bracts small, lanceolate to ovate, acute; pedicels 0·5–1·4 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals elliptic-oblong or ovate, 4–8 mm. long, obtuse to acutish, glabrous, coriaceous with thinner margins, the outer sometimes verruculose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, lilac-pink or almost white, sometimes with a purple or maroon centre, 2–6 cm. long; limb almost salver-shaped; tube narrow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology
Stamens and style included or very slightly exerted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subtrigonous, pale, c. 3 mm. in diam., densely tomentose.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb; stems trailing or climbing, up to several m long, pilose to glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades ovate to lanceolate, 1–12 x 1–9.3 cm, truncate to hastate or sagittate at the base, acute at the apex, glabrous except for puberulous margins; petiole 1–4 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes few–many-flowered, rather dense; peduncle 1.5–12(–23) cm long; pedicels 0.7–1.2 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals elliptic-oblong to ovate, 4–8 mm long, obtuse to subacute, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pink to almost white, sometimes with purple throat, 2–6 cm long, narrow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule globose, glabrous, 4–7 mm in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 3 mm long, densely tomentose.
Distribution
S2, 3 widespread in tropical Africa, and through tropical Asia to Taiwan and northern Australia.
Ecology
Altitude range 20–40 m.
Vernacular
Bar-baraajis (Somali).

Native to:

Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Nigeria, Queensland, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Caroline Is.

Recorded in error in:

Taiwan

Ipomoea sagittifolia Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 27, 2012 Festo, L. [2360], Kenya Ipomoea sepiaria K000662457
Jan 1, 1922 Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], Kerala Ipomoea sepiaria K000830903
Jan 1, 1922 Röttler, J.P. [1386], Tamil Nadu Ipomoea sepiaria K000830901
Jan 1, 1922 Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], Tamil Nadu Ipomoea sepiaria K000830902
Jan 1, 1922 Röttler, J.P. [8], Tamil Nadu Ipomoea sepiaria K000830900

First published in Fl. Indica: 50 (1768)

Accepted by

  • Gagnepain & Courchet in H. Lecomte (1915). Flore Indo-Chine Convolvulaceae Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 4: 228-313.
  • Kress, W.J., R.A. DeFilipps, E. Farr, & Y.Y. Kyi in Kress, W.J. et al. (2003). Cklist. Myanmar Convolvulaceae Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, and Climbers of Myanmar: 197-201. National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.
  • 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.W. & Jacquemoud, F. (2005). Typification and nomenclature of the Convolvulaceae in N. L. Burman's Flora Indica, with an introduction to the Burman collection at Geneva Candollea 60: 445-467.
  • Tisserant, P. Ch. (1950). Catalogue de la flora de l'Oubangui-Chari Mémoires de l'Institut d'Études Centrafricaines 2: 1-166.

Not accepted by

  • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris. [Cited as Ipomoea aquatica.]
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93. [Cited as Ipomoea sepiaria.]
  • Merrill, E.D. (1921). A review of the new species of plants proposed by N.L. Burman in his Flora Indica. Philippine Journal of Science 19: 329-388. [Cited as Quamoclit sagittifolia.]
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta. [Cited as Ipomoea maxima L. f..]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Clarke, C.B. in Hooker, J.D. (1883). Fl. Br. India Convolvulaceae Flora of British India 4: 179-228 + 734.
  • Fang, R.-Z. & Staples, G. (1995). Convolvulaceae Flora of China 16: 271-325. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Fosberg, F.R. & Sachet. M.-H. (1977). Flora of Micronesia 3: Convolvulaceae Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 36: 1-34.
  • Gagnepain & Courchet in H. Lecomte (1915). Flore Indo-Chine Convolvulaceae Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 4: 228-313.
  • 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.
  • Kress, W.J., R.A. DeFilipps, E. Farr, & Y.Y. Kyi in Kress, W.J. et al. (2003). Cklist. Myanmar Convolvulaceae Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, and Climbers of Myanmar: 197-201. National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC.
  • 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.
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Tisserant, P. Ch. (1950). Catalogue de la flora de l'Oubangui-Chari Mémoires de l'Institut d'Études Centrafricaines 2: 1-166.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1958). Notes on African Convolvulaceae (part 3) Kew Bulletin 13: 199-217.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.

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