Genus:
Ipomoea L.

Ipomoea corymbosa (L.) Roth

This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is used as a medicine and has environmental uses and social uses.

[KBu]

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

Conservation
Least Concern (LC).
Ecology
Widespread throughout tropical America and introduced into the Old World, this species is of uncertain status in Bolivia. It is locally frequent in disturbed bushy places usually near settlements in the moister lowlands below about 1100 m, principally but not exclusively in the Santa Cruz region. It is particularly common in riverine scrub.
Morphology General Habit
Liana climbing to about 7 m over shrubs and small trees; stems woody, usually glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, 4 – 10 × 3 – 9 cm, ovate, cordate with rounded auricles, narrowed to an obtuse, shortly mucronate apex, glabrous or (rarely) pubescent, abaxially paler; petioles 2 – 5 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of lax compound cymes terminal on the main stem and on lateral branchlets 5 – 20 cm long; secondary peduncles 1 – 5 cm, bracteoles c. 2 mm, scale-like; pedicels 7 – 17 mm, sepals slightly unequal, oblong, obtuse, nearly completely scarious, glabrous, outer 10 – 11 mm, inner 11 – 14 mm; corolla 2.5 – 3 cm, campanulate, cream with dark centre and yellow midpetaline bands, glabrous, limb c. 1.5 – 2 cm diam. Capsule narrowly ovoid, 11 – 14 × 3 – 4 mm, glabrous, style persistent, seeds 1 – 2, 4 – 5 mm diam., subglobose, tomentose
Note
Flowers during the winter dry season, principally from June to September.

A conspicuously woody liana with a campanulate corolla and oblong scarious sepals, the inflorescence often subracemose or corymbose in appearance. The ripe fruit is distinctive as the sepals are persistent, become papery and spread outwards so aiding dispersal by the wind. The seeds have hallucinogenic properties (Stearn 1976). Ipomoea corymbosa can be confused with I. reticulata which has similar coloured flowers and grows in similar habitats but the sepals of I. reticulata are elliptic, less than 8 mm long and it flowers earlier in the year from April to May.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
campanita blanca

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Caribbean. Elevation range: 30–250 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Atlántico, Bolívar, Magdalena.
Habit
Liana.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: wetlands (inland).

[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. 30 - 250 m.; Llanura del Caribe.
Morphology General Habit
Liana
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Social
Social uses.

Doubtfully present in:

Texas

Native to:

Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Bermuda, Canary Is., Florida, Mauritius, Mozambique, North Carolina, Philippines, Queensland, Rodrigues, Sri Lanka, Zaïre

Ipomoea corymbosa (L.) Roth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 17, 2012 Hassler, E. [10538], Paraguay Turbina corymbosa K000944941 Yes
Jul 1, 1978 Macedo, A. [785], Brazil Turbina corymbosa K000944942 Yes
Mexico Turbina corymbosa 37260.000 No
Hinton, G.B. [2276], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465442 No
Hinton, G.B. [11646], Guerrero Turbina corymbosa K000465447 No
Hinton, G.B. [13212], Michoacán Turbina corymbosa K000465449 No
Hinton, G.B. [9783], Guerrero Turbina corymbosa K000465446 No
Hinton, G.B. [12597], Michoacán Turbina corymbosa K000465448 No
Spruce, R. [3931] Turbina corymbosa K000395041 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [12335], Michoacán Turbina corymbosa K000465444 No
Hinton, G.B. [5212], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465443 No
Spruce, R. [s.n.] Turbina corymbosa K000395043 Yes
Spruce, R. [3931] Turbina corymbosa K000395042 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [8238], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465441 No
Hinton, G.B. [2651], México State Turbina corymbosa K000465445 No

First published in J.J.Roemer & J.A.Schultes, Syst. Veg., ed. 15 bis 4: 232 (1819)

Accepted by

  • Shinners, L. in Correll, D.S. & M.C Johnston (1970). Convolvulaceae Manual of the vascular plants of Texas: 1241-1261. Texas Research Foundation.
  • Wood, J.R.I., Carine, M.A., Harris, D., Wilkin, P., Williams, B. & Scotland, R.W. (2015). Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 70(31): 1-124.
  • 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.

Not accepted by

  • Austin, D.F. & Huáman, Z. (1996). A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas Taxon 45: 3-38. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
  • Austin, D.F. & Staples, G.W. (1991). A revision of the neotropical species of Turbina Raf. (Convolvulaceae) Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 118: 265-280. New York Botanical Garden. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
  • Kartesz, J.T. in Kartesz, J.T. (1994). Convolvulaceae A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland: 217-221. Timber Press. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
  • Manitz, H. (1983). Zur Nomenklatur einiger Convolvulaceae und Cuscutaceae. I Feddes Repertorium 94: 173-182. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
  • 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. [Cited as Turbina corymbosa.]
  • Meisner, C.F. in Martius, C.F.P.von & auct. suc. (eds.) (1869). Convolvulaceae Flora Brasiliensis 7: 199-370. [Cited as Ipomoea sidaefolia.]

Literature

Kew Bulletin

  • Roemer & Schultes 1819: 232.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Austin, D.F. & Staples, G.W. (1991). A revision of the neotropical species of Turbina Raf. (Convolvulaceae) Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 118: 265-280. New York Botanical Garden.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bosser, J. & H. Heine (2000). Fl. Mascar. Convolvulaceae Flore des Mascareignes 127: 1-63. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Britton, N. (1918). Flora of Bermuda: 1-585. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
  • 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.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Shinners, L. in Correll, D.S. & M.C Johnston (1970). Convolvulaceae Manual of the vascular plants of Texas: 1241-1261. Texas Research Foundation.
  • 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.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/

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