A wild plant by Georg Fritz,
A wild plant by Nicola van Berkel, Ispotnature.org.
The flowers by SA Plants, Wikimedia.org.
Wild plants by Nicola van Berkel, Ispotnature.org.
A. Meeuse & W. Welman, 2000
Namibia, South Africa
Bright Magenta - Magenta-Pink
Christmas Flower, Krismisblom
Turbina oenotheroides, Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse,
Ipomoea argyreoides, Choisy.
Ipomoea barrettii, Rendle.
Ipomoea cana, E.Mey.
Rivea oenotheroides, Hallier f.
This member of the Convolvulaceae
was given this name by Adrianus Dirk Jacob Meeuse and Welhelmina Gerhardina Welman in
2000. It is found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex might grow to ten centimetres in diameter,
125 centimetres long, the entire plant
to 100 centimetres in height. The flowers are bright magenta to pink-magenta.
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός;
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios,
meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name means
"Oenothera-like"; a member of the Onagraceae family.