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This is I. l. subsp. alpina, J.Lejoly & S.Lisowski 1992,
 which have so narrow laves.

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Author:  Johannes Gottfried Hallier, 1894
Origin:  Angola, Burundi, Gabon, Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  7 Centimetres
Height:  25-150 Centimetres
Flower:  Orange-Yellow - Yellow - White - Pale Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ipomoea xiphosepala Baker, 1894.
Subsp=Ipomoea alpina Rendle, 1912 = Ipomoea hockii De Wild. 1913.
Ipomoea linosepala subsp. alpina, Lejoly & Lisowski.
Ipomoea linosepala subsp. auroargentea. Duvigneaud & Dewit.
Ipomoea linosepala subsp. kundelungensis, Lejoly & Lisowski.
Ipomoea linosepala subsp. upembensis, Lejoly & Lisowski.

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was described by Johannes Gottfried Hallier in 1894. It is found in the heights of central Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to seven centimetres, the branches from 25 to 150 centimetres. The flowers are from orange-yellow over yellow to white and pale pink.

Ipomoea linosepala Hallier f. subsp. alpina (Rendle, 1912) J.Lejoly & S.Lisowski 1992.

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 'threadlike flower-leaf'.

The flower of I. l. alpina by  Ceej1963,