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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Turbina holubii
 

  
Author:  Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse 1958
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  18 Centimetres
Height:  8 (80) Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Ipomoea holubii, Baker 1894
Got it from:  Copenhagen
Year:  2000-2006
This member of the Convolvulaceae family has been named by Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse in 1958 (former Ipomoea h. Baker 1894). It's from Southern Africa, where it grows in well-drained grit, and get a lots of water and sun in the growing-session. The flowers are pink. The seeds are poison, but who will eat them? The caudex can grow to eighteen centimetres in diameter, the branches will lay flat on the ground and reach 80 centimetres or more.

Ronald Kushner writes: The seedpods of all Turbina are distinguished by having leathery (!) seedpods, and although some Ipomoea may (!) have 'leathery type'pods, very leathery pods are a major feature of the genus Turbina.

    

                  Great looking flowers.                           In the wild, it will crawl on the surface.