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Photo by Joseph Despins.

Photos by Joseph Despins.

Photos by Joseph Despins.

Author: Carlos Alberto O'Donell, 1948
Origin:  Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay
Soil:  Rick - Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  4 Metres
Flower:  Light Pink / Dark Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Campanilla
Synonyms:  Ipomoea megapotamica, Choisy, 1845.
Argyreia megapotamica
Griseb. 1879.
Mouroucoa hieronymi
, Carl Ernst Otto Kuntze 1898.
Murucoa hieronymi
Kuntze, 1898.
Murucoa megapotamica
, Kuntze, 1898.
Argyreia hieronymi
, Karl Moritz Schumann 1900.
Ipomoea kurtziana
, O'Donell, 1948.

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Carlos Alberto O'Donell in 1948. It is found in Argentina, Paraguay and Bolivia, growing in all from rich soil over well drained soil to grit with some water and little to lots of sun. It is found in the Pampean Sierras from the open grassland over shrubs to forests. The partly exposed caudex can reach ten centimetres, the vines grow up to four metres or more. The large flowers are pale pink with a dark 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 might be from the ancient Greek name Ἱερώνυμος; Hierṓnymos, meaning 'with a sacred name'.

Photos by Joseph Despins.