Alberto O'Donell, 1948
Pink / Dark Pink
megapotamica, Choisy, 1845.
Mouroucoa hieronymi, Carl Ernst Otto
Murucoa hieronymi Kuntze, 1898.
Murucoa megapotamica, Kuntze, 1898.
Karl Moritz Schumann 1900.
This member of the
Convolvulaceae family was
given this name by Carlos
Alberto O'Donell in 1948. It is found in Argentina,
Bolivia, growing in all from rich soil over well
drained soil to grit with some water and little to lots of sun. It is found in the Pampean
Sierras from the open grassland over shrubs to forests. The partly
exposed caudex can reach ten centimetres, the vines grow up to four
metres or more. The large flowers are pale pink with a dark centre.
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 from the ancient Greek
name Ἱερώνυμος; Hierṓnymos, meaning
'with a sacred name'.