Gottfried Hallier, 1894
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda,
Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Medium - Maximum
Convolvulus oenotherae Vatke.
cecilae N.E. Br.
Ipomoea lineariloba Chiov.
Ipomoea pachypus Pilg.
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.
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 'vine on the ground'.