|Author: ||Robert Sweet, 1830
Kenya, South Africa,
Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Convolvulus albivenius Lindl. 1827.
wakefieldii Bak. 1894 .
Hook. f. 1867.
Ipomoea gerrardiana, Rendle.
Ipomoea gerrardii, Hook.f.
Kolofonia albinervia, Raf.
This member of the Convolvulaceae
family was described by Robert Sweet in 1830. It is found in KwaZulu Natal through
Mpumalanga and the Northern Province in South Africa, through
Eswatini, into Mozambique and Zimbabwe up to Kenya.
It grows in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The
branches can grow to one meters, sometimes with longer vines. The flowers are white with pink or
generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός;
meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios, meaning
referring to their twining habit. The species name means 'white
veined', as the leaves are.