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Photo by Joseph Despins.

Caudex by Joseph Despins.

The flowers byJoseph Despins.

Author: Robert Sweet, 1830
Origin:  Eswatini, Kenya, South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  18 Centimetres
Height:  100 Centimeters
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Wild Cotton, Wildekatoen, Climbing Kapok
Synonyms:  Convolvulus albivenius Lindl. 1827.
Ipomoea wakefieldii
Bak. 1894 .
Ipomoea gerrardii
Hook. f. 1867.
Ipomoea gerrardiana,
Ipomoea gerrardii,
Kolofonia albinervia,

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 yellow throats.

The generic name Ipomoea is derived from the Greek ἴψ, ἰπός; íps, ipós, meaning 'woodworm', and ὅμοιος; hómoios, meaning 'resembling'. It referring to their twining habit. The species name means 'white veined', as the leaves are.

I found this at Kakteen Haage.

Young plant by Mireille Riesenbeck.