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CONVOLVULACEAE

MORNING-GLORY FAMILY

Lauramay T. Dempster (except Calystegia)

Perennial (annual), generally twining or trailing
Leaves alternate
Inflorescence: cyme or flowers solitary in axils; pedicels often with 2 bracts
Flower bisexual, radial; sepals 5, ± free, overlapping, persistent, often unequal; corolla generally showy, generally bell-shaped, ± shallowly 5-lobed, generally pleated and twisted in bud; stamens 5, epipetalous; pistil 1, ovary superior, chambers generally 2, ovules generally 2 per chamber, styles 1–2
Fruit: generally capsule
Seeds 1–4(6)
Genera in family: 50 genera, 1,000 species: warm temp to tropical; some cultivated as ornamental
Recent taxonomic note: Recently treated to include Cuscutaceae [Angiosperm Phylogeny Group 1998 Ann Missouri Bot Gard 85:531–553].
(Family description, key to genera by L.T. Dempster)

IPOMOEA

MORNING-GLORY

Annual, perennial herb from rhizome or caudex
Stem trailing to high-climbing
Leaf petioled; blade cordate, sometimes lobed
Inflorescence: bracts 0
Flower: corolla generally ± funnel-shaped, not or barely lobed; style 1, stigma head-like or of 2–3 spheric lobes
Fruit spheric; valves 2–4
Etymology: (Greek: worm-like)
Species in genus: 500 species: tropical and warm temp; some cultivated as ornamental or for food (I. batatas, sweet-potato).

Introduced

I. mutabilis Lindl.

Perennial
Leaf simple; blade generally 10–15 cm, ± deeply 3-lobed, strigose to canescent
Inflorescence: peduncles 1–10-flowered
Flower: sepals ± 3 cm, gradually tapered to long, slender tip, hairs near base ± 1 mm; corolla 5–7 cm, rose, becoming blue
Ecology: Disturbed places
Elevation: ± 50 m.
Bioregional distribution: Central Western California, Southwestern California
Distribution outside California: native to Mexico
cultivated as ornamental
Synonyms: I. acuminata (M. Vahl) Roem. & Schult

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