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Ipomoea quamoclit L.
Family Convolvulaceae
Ipomoea quamoclit L. APNI*

Description: Annual with twining stems, glabrous.

Leaves pinnatisect; lamina ovate in outline, 2.5–6.5 cm long, 2.5–3 cm wide, divided almost to the midrib into 10–13 pair of linear, acute lobes, glabrous; petiole 0.5–1.7 cm long with finely divided pseudo-stipules in the stem axils.

Inflorescence 1-few-flowered. Corolla trumpet-shaped, crimson with a paler throat, glabrous; tube 1.5–3 cm long; limb 2–2.2 cm diam.

Capsule ovoid, 5–7 mm diam., 4-locular, splitting into 4 valves; seeds warty.


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Flowering: mainly summer–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated as an ornamental, a garden escape; north from the Richmond R. Native of trop. Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *NC
Other Australian states: *Qld *W.A. *N.T.
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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
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