William John Burchell, 1824
Botswana?, Namibia, South
Sandy - Mix
|Synonyms: ||Might be: Turbina
suffruticosa, A.Meeuse, 1958.|
Ipomoea sublucens, Rendle.
Rivea suffruticosa, Hallier f.
Ipomoea contorta, Engler.
This member of the Convolvulaceae
was given this name by William John Burchell in 1824. It is found in Namibia and
South Africa, and might be found in Botswana as well. It is growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex might grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 100 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 means woody and perennial at the base, but remaining herbaceous