Caudex by Joseph Despins.
Young plant by
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
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός (íps, ipós),
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος (hómoios), meaning
referring to their twining habit. The species name means 'white
veined', as the leaves are.