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Author: Daniel Oliver, 1887
Origin:  Tanzania, Kenya
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  130 Centimetres
Flower:  Crème Colour / Red
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Daniel Oliver in 1887. It is found in Tanzania and Kenya, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 130 centimetres in height. The flowers are red and crème coloured.

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 mean 'bulging'.