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Photo by Sándor Horváth,

Author: Johannes Gottfried Hallier, 1894
Origin:  Botswana, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia,  Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  3 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Pink
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Convolvulus oenotherae Vatke.
cecilae N.E. Br.
lineariloba Chiov.
pachypus Pilg.
petunioides Baker.
Ipomoea oenotherae var. angustifolia, Verdc.

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by  Johannes Gottfried Hallier in 1894. It found in a wide range: South Africa up through the eastern coast. It need a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to three centimetres in diameter and rather long. The branches reach 50 centimetres in length. The flowers are light pink with a darker throat.

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 'vine on the ground'.