Dirk Jacob Meeuse,
Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
holubii, Baker, 1894.
Ipomoea rhodesiana, Rendle.
Rivea holubii, Hallier f.
This member of the Convolvulaceae family has been named by Adrianus Dirk
Jacob Meeuse in 1958. It's from southern Africa, where it
well-drained grit, and get a lots of water and sun in the
growing-session. The flowers are pink.
The seeds are poison, but who will eat them? The caudex can grow to
eighteen centimetres in diameter, the branches will lay flat on the
ground and reach 80 centimetres or more.
The genera name from Latin
turbino; 'spinning' as the fruits bear a faint resemblance
to a spinning-top. The species name after Emil Holub, a 19th
century European naturalist and explorer in Africa.
writes: The seedpods of all Turbina are distinguished by having
leathery (!) seedpods, and although some Ipomoea may (!) have
'leathery type' pods, very leathery pods are a major feature of the