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Ipomoea welwitschii

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Found this plant at Kakteen Haage.

The flower by Cok
who has under the synonym: Ipomoea inamoena.

A pale flower from Specks.

Author:  Wilhelm Vatke, 1894
Origin:  Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  45 Centimetres
Flower:  Light Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Ipomoea inamoena, Robert Knud Friedrich Pilger, 1910.
Ipomoea aspericaulis, Baker.
Ipomoea hystrix, Hallier f.
Ipomoea multinervia, Verdc.
Ipomoea semisecta, Merxm.

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was described by Wilhelm Vatke in 1894. It is found in Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Malawi, Namibia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The almost white caudex can grow to twelve centimetres or more, the vines will reach for 45 centimetres or more. The flowers are light pink.

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 after Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1806-1872, an Austrian explorer and botanist.