Hans Gottfried Hallier, 1893
Eswatini, Lesotho, Eastern
Ubhoqo, Grassveld Morning
Ipomoea ovata, E. Mey.
Might be: Ipomoea ovata var. pellita, Baker.
This member of the Convolvulaceae
was given this name by Hans Gottfried Hallier in 1893. It is found in Eswatini,
Lesotho and eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres
or more in diameter, the vines
to 200 centimetres in height. The flowers are magenta.
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός;
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios,
meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species
name is from Latin, meaning "covered with skin", possibly referring to
the leaves, covered in hairs.