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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)
Species Ipomoea quamoclit L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 159. 1753.
Note TYPE: LINN 219.1 (not seen; microfiche).
Synonym Convolvulus pennatus Desr. in Lam., Encycl. Meth. 3: 567. 1791. TYPE: Cultivated in Paris from East Indian material (not seen). Quamoclit vulgaris Choisy, Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 6: 434. 1833. New name for Ipomoea quamoclit L. Quamoclit pennata (Desr.) Bojer, Hort. Maurit. 224. 1837.
Description Vines; stems slender, herbaceous, annual, glabrous. Leaves 1-9 cm long, ovate to elliptic in outline, deeply pinnatisect with 9-19 alternate or opposite pairs of linear lobes, glabrous. Flowers solitary or in 2-5-flowered cymes; sepals elliptic to oblong, 4-7 mm long, obtuse apically, with a 0.25-0.75-mm-long mucro, glabrous; corollas red or rarely white, 2-3 cm long. Fruits capsular, ovoid, 6-8 mm in diameter; seeds dark to black, with dark patches of short trichomes scat- tered somewhat irregularly.
Habit Vines
Note This species flowers from June to January.
Distribution Pantropical in distribution,
Note it is cultivated in temperate zones.
Common Cundeamor
Note An annual with deeply pinnatisect leaves, this species often appears in gar- dens. It is probably originally from Mexico, but was distributed to the Old World in early post-Colombian time.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Changuinola Valley, Dunlap 232 (F, US). Isla Colon, Wedel 506 (MO). Miraflores Bridge area, Dwyer 1092 (MO). Farfan Beach, Dwyer 6800 (MO). Barro Colorado Island, Ebinger 202 (MO). Balboa Heights, Killip 3059 (US). Balboa, Standley 28544 (US). Near Fort Sherman, Standley 31146 (US). CHIRIQUI: David, Lewis et al. 741 (MO). Near Puerto Armuelles, Woodson & Schery 825 (MO, US). PANAMA: Near Jenine, Duke 3897 (MO). Around Alhajuela, Pittier 2334 (US). Juan Diaz, Standley 30595 (US). Las Sabanas, collector unknown (MO-1952163).
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