Botswana, Eswatini, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South
Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Narrow-leaved Pink Ipomoea
Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1888.
Ipomoea mesenterioides Hallier, 1898.
praetermissa Rendle, 1901.
(Ipomoea simplex Hook. 1846?).
This member of the Convolvulaceae
family was describes by Hans Schinz
in 1888. It is found in southern Africa and Madagascar, growing in a well
drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
20 centimetres in diameter, the creeping stems to three meters long. The
flowers are pink, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and
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 is
named after Harry Bolus, 1834-1911, a South African botanist,
botanical artist, businessman and philanthropist.