Johannes Gottfried, 1894
Botswana, Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania,
Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Botswana, Burundi, Congo, Eswatini, Kenya, Malawi,
Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,
Medium - Maximum
White / Magenta-Mauve
Ipomoea hellebarda var.
lapathifolia Hall. f. 1899.
Ipomoea intricata, Pilger, 1910.
Ipomoea lapathifolia var. dasyclada, Verdc.1958.
bussei, Pilger, 1910 =
Ipomoea lapathifolia var. bussei, Verdc.
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.
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 'with dock-like leaves'.