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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Ipomoea arborescens
 

Photo by Stephanie A. Meyer.

  
Author:  Robert Sweet 1830
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Mexico (El Salvador, Guatemala, Senegal, Zimbabwe)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  6-10 Metres
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Tree Morning Glory, Palo del Muerto
Synonyms:  Convolvulus arborescens Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. 1809. Ipomoea wolcottiana subsp. wolcottiana

Photo from University of Arizona.

    This slightly skinny member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Robert Sweet in 1830. It is found in Sonora region of Mexico, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The fast growing stem can reach 25 centimetres in diameter and six or even tem metres in height. The large flowers are white.

 It is grown as a crop in El Salvador, Guatemala, Senegal and Zimbabwe.

 The species name arborescens means tree-like.