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13. Ipomoea pes-tigridis Linn., Sp. Pl. 162. 1753. Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. Carey & Wall., 1:503.1832, Choisy in DC., l.c. 363, Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 204, Trimen, Handb. Fl. Ceylon 3:216.1895, Bamber, Pl. Punj. 621.1916, van Ooststroom, l.c. 467, Jafri, Fl. Karachi 265.1966, R.R. Stewart l.c. 576.


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  • Ipomoea hepaticaefolia Linn.
  • Ipomoea pes-tigridis var. hepaticaefolia (Linn.) Clarke

    The annual stems twining or prostrate or sprawling, patently pubescent with rigid trichomes. Leaves orbicular to transversely elliptic in outline, palmately divided nearly to the base, (3-) 5-7 (-9)-lobed, the segments oblong to elliptic, attenuate to acuminate on both ends, acute to obtuse apically, pubescent with appressed or patent trichomes, 3-7.5 cm long, often wider than long. Flowers involucrate-cymose. Sepals lanceolate or the inner narrow-lanceolate, 7-12 mm long, pubescent. Corolla funnel-shaped, white, 3-4 cm long. Fruits capsular, ovoid, 8 mm long. Seeds gray tomentose, 4 mm long.

    Fl. Per.: August to October.

    Type: Ceylon, Hermann herbarium 4:82. (BM, lecto-, fide Verdcourt in Fl. Trop. E. Afr. 1963).

    B-7 Swat: Buner, R.R. Stewart, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 1316 (RAW), Kashmir: Garhi, Jhelum Vy. road, R.R. Stewart 10108 (RAW), C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, M.A. Siddiqi 1488 (RAW), Rawalpindi, R.R. Stewart 15095, 21898 (RAW), Rawalpindi, Majid 64 (RAW), Kashmir: Nawal Nadi, 11.9. 1953, Rashid, Nasir & Stewart, s.n. (RAW), G-4 Karachi Dist.: Karachi, S.M.H. Jafri 4106 (KUH), Malir, Khadija Aziz s.n. (KUH), G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Tajpur-Nasarpur, 21.10.1959, A. Jails s.n. (RAW).

    Distribution: East tropical Africa, through tropical Asia, and throughout Malaysia.

    This species prefers thorn scrub and dry habitats.


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