Common name: Beach Morning Glory, Goats-foot
Ipomoea brasiliensis (L.) Sweet APNI*
Synonyms: Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R.Br. subsp. brasiliensis (L.) Ooststr. APNI*
Description: Perennial with trailing stems, rooting at the nodes, glabrous.
Leaves with lamina ± folded longitudinally, oblong-elliptic, 5–11 cm long, 4–11 cm wide, apex rounded, emarginate to bilobed, base rounded to ± truncate, glabrous; petiole 2–8 cm long.
Inflorescence 1-several-flowered. Corolla funnel-shaped, rose-purple, with darker mid-petaline bands and throat, glabrous; tube 3–6.5 cm long; limb 4–7 cm diam.
Capsule ovoid to depressed-globose, 10–18 mm diam., 2-locular, splitting into 4 valves; seeds tomentose.
Flowering: throughout year.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows on coastal sand dunes; chiefly north from Port Macquarie, also at Broken Bay and Port Hacking.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
Placed as a subspecies of I. pes-caprae in Flora NSW III and Flora Aust. 49 but it is more probably a separate species.
Text by RW Johnson (1992); edited KL Wilson (Feb 2013)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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