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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Turbina oblongata
 

Photo by Marc Altenloh.

  
Author:  Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse 1958
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Southern Africa
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Zulu: Ubhoqo
Synonyms:  Ipomoea oblongata Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer ex Jacques Denys Choisy. Ipomoea randii Alfred Barton Rendle 1901. Ipomoea lambtoniana Alfred Barton Rendle 1901.
This member of the Convolvulaceae family has been named by Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse in 1958. It's from Southern Africa, where it grows in well-drained grit, and get some water and lots of sun in the growing-session. The flowers are pink. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the vines grow to 30 centimetres.

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.