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Ipomoea blepharophylla

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Photo from Specks.

The leaves by Jos Stevens,

Author: Johannes Gottfried Hallier, 1893
Origin:  Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sand - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  6 Centimetres
Height:  10 (40) Centimetres
Flower:  Pink - Mauve
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ipomoea glossophylla, Chiov.

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Johannes Gottfried Hallier in 1893. It is found in central Africa, growing in sandy or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The  caudex can grow to six centimetres in diameter while the branches, laying flat on the ground grow to 40 centimetres or more. The flowers are pinkish to Mauve with a darker centre.  

The generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός; íps, ipós, meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios, meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name; blepharophylla is Latin for 'with fringed leaves', referring to the ciliate margins.