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Perennial climbing herb.Stems hairy. Leaves ovate entire or more or less 3-lobed. Flowers mostly purple-blue but also magenta or reddish-pink. Fruit a spherical capsule. This species is very similar to the more common and widespread Ipomoea purpurea, differing mainly in the shorter and more tapering calyx lobes.


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© Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings

Source: Flora of Zimbabwe


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