Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Ipomoea carnea  subsp. fistulosa 
bush morning glory
Invasive, Problem species
Origin: Tropical America
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Shrub 1-5 m high; stems hollow; petiole 2.5-15 cm long. Leaves: Leaf blades ovate to lanceolate, 10-25 cm long, truncate to shallowly cordate at base, long-acuminate. Flowers: Sepals suborbicular, 5-6 mm long; corolla 5-9 cm long, finely tomentose without, from white to rich pink, deeper pink to purple at base, the limb spreading to 11 cm in diameter; filaments unequal, dilated and pilose at base. Fruit: Ovoid to subglobose, 1.5-2 cm long, the seeds covered with long, woolly, brown trichomes.
Key Features: Immediately recognizable from other morning glories by its shrubby, not vine-like, habit.

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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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Rob Mackenzie, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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