Dirk Jacob Meeuse,
Eswatini, Ethiopia, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South
oblongata, Ernst Heinrich Friedrich Meyer ex Jacques
Convolvulus oblongatus, Kuntze.
Ipomoea atherstonei, Baker.
Ipomoea lambtoniana, Alfred Barton Rendle, 1901.
Ipomoea randii, Alfred Barton Rendle,
Ipomoea seineri, Pilg.
This member of the Convolvulaceae family has been named by Adrianus
Dirk Jacob Meeuse in
1958. It's from southern Africa and Ethiopia, where it
well-drained grit, and get some water and lots of sun in the
growing-session. The flowers are pink.
The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the vines
grow to 30 centimetres.
The genera name from Latin turbino; 'spinning' as the fruits
bear a faint resemblance to a spinning-top. The species
name means 'oblong-shaped' - or 'oval', like the leaves.
writes: The seedpods of all Turbina are distinguished by having
leathery (!) seedpods, and although some Ipomoea may (!) have
'leathery type' pods, very leathery pods are a major feature of the