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Ipomoea longituba

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Found this plant at Specks Exotica.

Photo by Shabomaniao.

Author:  Johannes Gottfried Hallier, 1898
Origin:  Kenya, Tanganyika, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania (Somalia?)
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  15 Centimetres
Height:  1 Meter
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/?
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Pentacrostigma nyctanthum K. Afzel. 1929

This member of the Convolvulaceae family was described by Johannes Gottfried Hallier in 1898. It is found in Kenya, Tanganyika, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter, the branches up to one meter. The flowers are white.

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 'with long throat'.