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Ipomoea lapathifolia

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Found this plant at Kakteen Haage.

Flowering plant from

Author:  Johannes Gottfried, 1894
Origin:  Botswana, Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  3 Metres
Flower:  White / Magenta-Mauve
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ipomoea zambesiaca Bak.1894.
Ipomoea hellebarda
Hall. f. 1899.
Ipomoea dasyclada,
Pilger, 1909.
Ipomoea intricata,
Pilger, 1910.
Ipomoea lapathifolia
var. dasyclada, Verdc.1958.
Ipomoea bussei, Pilger, 1910 = Ipomoea lapathifolia var. bussei,  Verdc. 1961)

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Johannes Gottfried in 1894. It is found in Central, tropical Africa all the way down to South Africa, growing in a drained but rich soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres, the vines up to three metres. The flowers are white, often with a magenta or mauve centre.

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 'with dock-like leaves'.