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3. Ipomoea arachnosperma Welw., Apont. Phyto-Geogr. 588. 1858. R.R. Stewart, l.c. 575. (Fig. 5, E-F).


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Ipomoea arachnosperma

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Convolvulus pilosus Roxb.
  • Ipomoea pilosa (Roxb.) Sweet

    The stems prostrate or twining, annual, densely pubescent. Leaves deeply 3-lobed, rarely entire, 5-13 cm long, acute or acuminate, basally cordate, with dense white-cottony indumentum below. Flowers in lax or dense cymes. Sepals lanceolate, 1.2-2 x 2.5-3 mm, bristly or setose, glandular. Corolla pink or mauve, 1.2-1.7(-2) cm long. Fruit capsular, ovoid, 8 mm long, pubescent above. Seeds velvety-white pubescent, rarely glabrous, black, ovoid, 4.5 mm long.

    Fl. Per.: August to November.

    Type: Angola, Loanda, Welwitsch 6243 (BM).

    C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, Topi Park, R.R. Stewart 27047 (RAW), id., 1709 (RAW), id., A. Majid 63 (RAW), id., Fialoke 54 (RAW), Rawalpindi, Ayub Park, R.R. Stewart, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 1455 (RAW), id., M.A. Siddiqi 1487 (RAW), Kahuta, 31.10.1959, R.R. Stewart s.n. (RAW), id., E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 1473 (RAW). Distribution: Pakistan and India, also in tropical Africa, fide Clarke (1883).


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