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|Family: Convolvulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Ipomoea||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
Habit: Perennial herb. Leaf: +- glabrous; leaflets generally 3--5, central 1--5 cm. Inflorescence: peduncles generally 1-flowered. Flower: sepals 4--7 mm, +- ovate, tip rounded; corolla 4--6 cm, lavender-blue to white.
Ecology: Disturbed places; Elevation: +- 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCoRO (Santa Margarita Lake, San Luis Obispo Co.); Distribution Outside California: may be native to Africa. Note: Cult as ornamental; possibly collected in California only once, in 1968.
Synonyms: Ipomoea palmata Forssk.
eFlora Treatment Author: Daniel F. Austin
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Citation for this treatment: Daniel F. Austin 2016. Ipomoea cairica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29028, accessed on October 21, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 21, 2016.