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Astripomoea Morning-Glory

A. lachnosperma

an upright, herbaceous morning-glory, Astripomoea lachnosperma, from Kenya, photo © by Michael Plagens

On sandy alluvium high above the Sosiani River. Eldoret, Kenya, Africa. December 2012.

seed capsules of Astripomoea lachnosperma, photo © Michael Plagens

HERBACEOUS: Not a vine, but rather an upright, mostly herbaceous plant with several leafy stems, about a meter tall.

FLOWERS: The flowers are pale pink on the limb and dark magenta in the throat.

LEAVES: The leaves are triangular to elyptic. The margins are broadly zig-zag or wavy. Short yellowish pubescence is evident on the leaf surfaces and young stems.

RANGE: This is a native plant and ranges through much of Africa.

FRUIT: The fruits are dry capsules with typically four valves and four large seeds.


Convolvulaceae -- Morning-Glory Family

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Created on 14 June 2013