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