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Marc Altenloh.

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Author: Wilhelm Vatke, 1882
Origin:  Kenya
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  25 Centimetres
Height:  9 Metres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Wilhelm Vatke in 1882. It is found in Kenya, growing in a slightly rich and well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 25 centimetres or more, the vines can reach nine metres. The flowers are white.

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 means 'stony'.

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