Ipomoea subrevoluta Choisy

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 9: 386 (1845)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Cuba (Island de la Juventud), Trinidad to S. Tropical America. It is a climbing herbaceous tree or liana and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.


Biogeografic region: Caribbean, Orinoquia, Pacific. Elevation range: 6–305 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Arauca, Casanare, Chocó, Córdoba, Magdalena, Santander.

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

Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 6 - 305 m.; Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
No Evaluada

Wood, J.R.I., Carine, M.A., Harris, D. et al. 2015. Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia. Kew Bulletin 70: 31. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s12225-015-9592-7

Type: Guyana, C. S. Parker s.n. in Herb. Lindley (holotype CGE 14419!; isotypes K!).
Morphology General Habit
Twining perennial herb, completely glabrous in all parts
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, divided into 5 (– 7) separate sessile leaflets, leaflets 2 5 – 6 × 0.1 – 0.4 (– 0.7) cm, linear to narrowly oblong, apiculate, acuminate at base; petioles 0.5 – 5 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of 1 (– 3)-flowered, axillary, pedunculate cymes; peduncles slender, 0.8 – 1.8 cm, often flexuose; bracteoles 1.5 mm, deltoid, caducous; pedicels 1 – 1.5 cm, stouter than peduncles; sepals subequal, 5 – 6 × 2 – 3 mm, ovate, shortly apiculate, pale green; corolla 4 – 6 cm, funnel-shaped, pink, glabrous, limb c. 4 cm diam., unlobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 12 – 14 cm long, ovoid, glabrous; seeds 5 – 6 mm, dark brown, nearly glabrous
Widely distributed in wetlands in tropical South America from Colombia and the Guyanas south to northern Argentina but uncommon and often misidentified; also in Cuba. In Bolivia it is characteristic of small streams with moving water in open areas below 500 m, principally in the cerrado biome. It is very scattered in occurrence, usually in small populations and has been mostly collected along the Río Paraguá between Florida and El Refugio. It seems likely that it is more common than shown in Map 23, particularly as suitable habitas are common in the Beni and around the Pantanal.
Least Concern (LC) but vulnerable to habitat change, particularly drainage of wetlands.
Usually easily recognised by the very short sepals combined with the 5-foliolate leaves and relatively large glabrous flower. Flowers mostly towards the end of the rainy season from March to July.

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Predicted extinction risk: not threatened. Confidence: confident


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