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.
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.
Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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