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Ipomoea alba L.
Family Convolvulaceae
Ipomoea alba L. APNI*

Description: Perennial with twining stems, glabrous.

Leaves with lamina ovate to ± lanceolate, 7–11 cm long, 5–10 cm wide, slightly acuminate with apex narrowly obtuse and finely mucronate, base cordate, margins entire or 3-lobed; petiole 7–11 cm long.

Inflorescence 1-several-flowered. Corolla trumpet-shaped, white with cream to greenish yellow mid-petaline bands and throat, glabrous; tube 8–14 cm long; limb 7–11 cm diam.

Capsule ovoid, 18–23 mm diam., 2-locular, splitting into 4 valves; seeds ± glabrous except for short scaly hairs mainly on outer ridges and around the hilum.


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Flowering: mainly summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated as an ornamental, a garden escape in Tweed R. district. Native of trop. Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld
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Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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