Acmostemon angolensis Pilg.
Ipomoea assumptae Mattei
Ipomoea couceiroi Rendle
Ipomoea dammarana Rendle
Ipomoea elliottii Baker
Ipomoea lukafuensis De Wild.
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[
The root is sometimes used as a source of moisture by people travelling through the arid lands where it grows.
Tropical Africa - Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, DR Congo, Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Madagascar.
Woodland, bushland, open grassland and Kalahari sands at elevations from 490 - 1,525 metres[
The tuber is sometimes dug up and used as a source of moisture by people travelling through the arid country in which it grows[
]. 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[
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