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Useful Tropical Plants

Ipomoea verbascoidea

Choisy

Convolvulaceae

+ Synonyms

Acmostemon angolensis Pilg.

Ipomoea assumptae Mattei

Ipomoea couceiroi Rendle

Ipomoea dammarana Rendle

Ipomoea elliottii Baker

Ipomoea lukafuensis De Wild.

Common Name:

Ipomoea verbascoidea

General Information

Ipomoea verbascoidea is a perennial plant producing more or less woody stems up to 2.5 metres long from a tuberous rootstock. The stems can be erect, scramble over the ground, or climb into the surrounding vegetation, supporting themselves by twining around the other plants[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
,
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
,
663
Title
Flora of Southern Africa
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=662545
Publisher
 
Year
2003
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line resource.
].
The root is sometimes used as a source of moisture by people travelling through the arid lands where it grows.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
,
663
Title
Flora of Southern Africa
Publication
 
Author
Roux J.P.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=662545
Publisher
 
Year
2003
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent on-line resource.

Range

Tropical Africa - Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar.

Habitat

Woodland, bushland, open grassland and Kalahari sands at elevations from 490 - 1,525 metres[
308
Title
Flora Zambesiaca
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.
,
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitClimber
Height2.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

The tuber is sometimes dug up and used as a source of moisture by people travelling through the arid country in which it grows[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
]. However, it is not universally viewed as a safe source of moisture with a belief that, although it quenches the thirst, it has a slightly narcotic or paralyzing effect upon the person and leaves one unable to move for a while after taking it[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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