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Family: Convolvulaceae
Ipomoea racemigera

Citation: F. Muell. & Tate, Trans. R. Soc. S. Aust. 13:108 (1890).

Synonymy: Ipomoea plebeia

Common name: Inland bell-vine.

Pilose annual, with twining stems; leaves ovate to ovate-elliptic, entire, 2-6 x 1.5-4.5 cm, bluntly acute, mucronate, base cordate.

Inflorescence axillary, cymose; peduncle 0-7 mm long, bearing 1 or 2 flowers; bracteoles opposite, herbaceous, ovate to narrow-triangular, 1.5-3 mm long; pedicel 4-14 mm long; outer sepals ovate-triangular, bluntly acute, base truncate to slightly cordate, distinctly ciliate, face sparsely to moderately hairy, 7-9x4-6 mm, enlarging to 12 x c. 7.5 mm at fruiting; inner sepals slightly shorter than or as long as the outer, 1.5-3.5 mm broad; corolla funnel-shaped, white, mid-petaline band sparsely hairy, 10-15 mm long, limb 12-22 mm diam.; stamens inserted c. 1 mm above the base of the corolla, filaments very unequal, 2-4.5 mm long; ovary 2-celled; style 2.5-4 mm long; stigma 2-globular.

Capsule ovoid-globular to depressed-globular, with a persistent style base, 6-8 mm high, 5-8.5 mm diam., splitting longitudinally from the base into 4 valves; seeds pubescent, with longer hairs along outer ridges, 4-5 mm long.

Distribution:  On sandy soils along watercourses.

S.Aust.: LE.   W.Aust.; N.T.; Qld.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: throughout the year.

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