Ipomoea x leucantha Jacq. (pro sp.)
Family: Convolvulaceae
(english: morningglory, ipomoea)
Ipomoea x leucantha image
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Plant: Annual vine; stems twining or procumbent, glabrous to sparsely pubescent Leaves: broadly ovate to orbicular, entire, dentate or 3-5-lobed, 2-8 cm long, 2-7 cm wide, basally cordate, the apex acute to obtuse, the petioles 2-3 cm long INFLORESCENCE: axillary sub-umbellate cymes, rarely 1-flowered; bracts scale-like Flowers: pedicels (4-)10-30 mm long, erect in fruit; sepals (8-)10-14 mm long, lanceolate-acuminate, mucronate, glabrous; corollas funnelform, 0.6-1.5(-2) cm long, white to lavender, the throat often darker, the limb mostly less than 1 cm wide; stamens 5-8 mm long, included, the anthers 2 mm long; ovary ovoid, ca. 1 mm long, 2-locular, pubescent; styles 5-8 mm long Fruit: FRUITS globose, 7-8 mm wide, bristly hirsute. SEEDS 1-4, 3.2-4 mm long, ovoid, black to dark brown, glabrous Misc: Disturbed sites; 50-700 m (100-2300 ft); Aug-Oct REFERENCES: Austin, Daniel F. 1998. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Convolvulaceae 30(2): 61.