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7. Ipomoea eriocarpa R. Br., Prodr. 484. 1810. Choisy in DC., l.c. 369, Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 204, Trimen, l.c. 217, Bamber, l.c. 610, van Ooststroom, l.c. 462 (Fig. 6, A-B).

Vern.: Bhanwar.


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Ipomoea eriocarpa

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Convolvulus hispidus Vahl
  • Ipomoea hispida (Vahl) Roem. & Schultes
  • Ipomoea sessiliflora Roth
  • Ipomoea sindica sensu Jafri

    Plants twining or prostrate, retrorsely to patently pilose. Leaves lanceolate to oblong or linear-lanceolate to ovate, 2.5-9 cm long, cordate basally, attenuate to acuminate apically, pubescent on both surfaces. Flowers axillary, in sessile or short-pedunculate cymes or almost heads. Sepals linear acuminate from an ovate base, 7-8 mm long, pilose. Corolla tubular to slightly longer than sepals, 7-9 mm long, pink or purple. Fruits capsular, broadly ovoid to globular, 5-6 mm long, pubescent. Seeds glabrous, minutely reticulate.

    Fl. Per.: August to October.

    Type: Australia, ‘New Holland’, Banks & Solander (DM, fide Verdcourt, Fl. Trop. E. Afr. 1963).

    Kashmir: B-7 Muzaffarabad, S. Farooqui & M. Qaiser 3181 (KUH), Domel, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 3727 A (RAW), Mardan Dist.: Mardan, F. Hussain 7165 (RAW), Hazara Dist.: Abbottabad, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 4082 (RAW), Daddar, Y .Nasir 6157 (RAW), Noashar, A. Majid 4002, 4003, 2260 (PPFI-M), Swat: Madian, R. J. Rodin 5541 (RAW, UC), Mingora, R.R. Stewart 24253 (RAW), C-6 Kurram: Alizai-Sadda road, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 6614 (RAW), C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Near Rawalpindi, S. Farooqui & M. Qaiser 3510 (KUH), Panjar, M.A. Siddiqi 1320 (RAW), Panjar, R.R. Stewart 28643 a (KUH), Rawalpindi, Topi Park, R.R. Stewart 15091 (RAW), Rawalpindi, Ayub Park, M.A. Siddiqi 1320, 1486 (RAW), Nurpur, A. Rehman s.n. (RAW), Karot Forest, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 6105 (RAW), Barakao, Aitchison 808 (K), Jhelum Dist.: 2 miles from Sakesar, M. Qaiser 2679 (KUH), Sakesar, A. Rehman s.n. (RAW), Mt. Tilla, R.R. Stewart 794 (K), G-4 Sind: Karachi University Campus, Qamar Sultana s.n. (KUH), Karachi, near Jangoth, S.M.H. Jafri 4144 (KUH), Karachi, R. R. Stewart 24789 (RAW), Thatta, Farida Ayub s.n. (KUH).

    Distribution: From tropical Africa and Madagascar through Pakistan, India and Malaysia to North Australia.

    A common plant in the plains and lower hills in grasslands, hedges and fields.


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