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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Ipomoea albivenia
 


Photo by Joseph Despins.

 
Author:   Robert Sweet, 1830
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Origin:  South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  18 centimetres
Height:  10 meters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Wild Cotton, Wildekatoen, Climbing Kapok
Synonyms:  Convolvulus albivenius Lindl. 1827. Ipomoea wakefieldii Bak. 1894 Ipomoea gerrardii Hook. f. 1867


Caudex by Joseph Despins.


Young plant
by Mireille Riesenbeck.

   This member of the Convolvulaceae family was described by Robert Sweet in 1830. It is found in KwaZulu Natal through Mpumalanga and the Northern Province of South Africa into Mozambique and Zimbabwe. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The vines can grow to ten meters. The flowers are white with pink or yellow throats.

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 'white veined', as the leaves are.


The flowers byJoseph Despins.


I found this at Kakteen Haage.