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Ipomoea polymorpha Roem. & Schult.
Family Convolvulaceae
Ipomoea polymorpha Roem. & Schult. APNI*

Description: Annual with prostrate or ascending branches, villous.

Leaves with lamina elliptic 1.5–6 cm long, 0.5–2.5 cm wide, apex bluntly acute to slightly obtuse, base unevenly tapering, margins entire, undulate, toothed or lobed, glabrous or sparsely hairy; petiole 0.5–2.5 cm long.

Flowers solitary. Corolla funnel-shaped, purple to purplish violet with paler mid-petaline bands and darker throat, glabrous; tube 0.7–1.1 cm long; limb 0.6–1.1 cm diam.

Capsule globose to ± ovoid, 5–6 mm diam., 2-locular, splitting into 4 valves; seeds densely pubescent.


Flowering: throughout year.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in sandy, rarely clay, soils in open Acacia and Eucalyptus communities, north from east of Tibooburra.
NSW subdivisions: NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. S.A. N.T.
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
AVH map***

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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