African Plant Database

Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl.
Protologue : Bot. Reg. 3: (1817)
Information on the genus : Ipomoea
Basionym : Convolvulus obscurus L.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Convolvulus obscurus L. (1762)
 Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. obscura (1817)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ipomoea obscura var. fragilis (Choisy) A. Meeuse
=Ipomoea fragilis Choisy (1845)
=Merremia geophiloides A. Chev. (1933)
=Ipomoea demissa Hallier f. (1894)
=Ipomoea obscura var. demissa (Hallier f.) Verdc. (1978)
=Ipomoea longipes Engl. (1889)
=Calonyction acanthocarpum Choisy
=Ipomoea acanthocarpa (Choisy) Asch. & Schweinf. (1845)
=Ipomoea fragilis var. hispida Hallier f.
=Ipomoea fragilis var. pubescens Hallier f.
=Ipomoea inconspicua Baker (1894)
=Ipomoea luteola R. Br. (1810)
=Ipomoea obscura var. abyssinica Hallier f.
=Ipomoea obscura var. indica Hallier f.
=Ipomoea sudanica A. Chev. (1933)
=Ipomoea tenuis E. Mey.
=Ipomoea acutiflora A. Rich. (1850)
=Ipomoea saltiana Rendle (1894)
=Ipomoea dubia Cout. (1915)
Taxon infra-specific
Ipomoea obscura (L.) Ker Gawl. var. obscura (1817)
Ipomoea obscura var. sagittifolia Verdc.
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb; Humid, Subhumid, Dry; Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:193 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 259 (2000).
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Record n°140046 modified 2011-05-24
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