Ipomoea tastensis

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Ipomoea tastensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Ipomoea
Species: I. tastensis
Binomial name
Ipomoea tastensis
Brandegee
Synonyms[1]

Calonyction tastense (Brandegee) House

Ipomoea tastensis is a plant species native to the Mexican State of Baja California Sur. They are particularly abundant in the Sierra El Taste, where the white showy flowers make them a conspicuous part of the landscape.[2]


Ipomoea tastensis is a woody vine twining over other vegetation up to a height of 10 m (33 feet). Leaves are heart-shaped, pointed at the tip, up to 8 cm (3.2 inches) long. Flowers are large, white, the corollas up to 14 cm (5.6 inches) long.[2][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tropicos
  2. ^ a b Brandegee, Townshend Stith. 1903. Notes and new species of Lower California plants. Zoë 5:155-174.
  3. ^ Austin, D.F. & Z. Huamán. 1996. A synopsis of Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) in the Americas. Taxon 45(1): 3–38.
  4. ^ McDonald, J. A. 1987. Revision of Ipomoea section Exogonium (Choisy) Griseb. (Convolvulaceae). Brenesia 28: 41–87.
  5. ^ Forrest Shreve, Ira Loren Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert. Stanford University Press.