Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Ipomoea trichosperma Blume

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Leaf and fruit. © R.L. Barrett
Fruit. © R.L. Barrett
Dehisced fruit. © R.L. Barrett
Seed. © R.L. Barrett
Leaves. © R.L. Barrett
Habit. © R.L. Barrett

Blume, C.L. von (1826) Bijdragen tot de Flora van Nederlandsch Indie 13: 710.


A slender, glabrous vine; pseudo-stipules absent.


Leaves simple; petiole 4.5-12 cm long; leaf lamina broadly elliptic to circular in outline, 6-17 x 6-16 cm, deeply 3-lobed; base deeply cordate, apex acuminate.


Flowers solitary; peduncle 2-14 cm; pedicel 1-3 cm long; sepals broadly elliptic to circular, unequal; corolla white, 11-14 cm long, glabrous, the tube slender and 8-9 cm long and flared at distal end to ca. 10 cm across.


Capsule broadly ovoid to globular, 2.5-3 cm long, glabrous. Seeds with dense brown hairs, particularly on the edges.


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Distribution and Ecology

Occurs in WA. Grows in vine thickets. Also recorded from Indonesia and East Timor.

Natural History & Notes

Description from Flora of the Kimberley Region.

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