Alfred Barton Rendle, 1901
North-Eastern South Africa
Sandy - Mix
Might be: Turbina
robertsiana, A.Meeuse, 1958.
Ipomoea uncinata, Hutch.
This member of the Convolvulaceae
was given this name by Alfred Barton Rendle in 1901. It is found in
north-eastern South Africa, growing in a well drained sandy soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 120 centimetres in length. 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 might be after Robert Hermann Schomburgk, 1804–1865, a German-born
explorer for Great Britain who carried out geographical, ethnological
and botanical studies in South America and the West Indies or Rober
Brown, 1773-1858, a Scottish botanist and paleobotanis? It does
not say in the original description.