Is this a morning glory?

victoria, Canada

Morning Glory growing wild in Chiapas garden. Thick, very fuzzy leaves. Ruffled, pink flowers with white throat clustered on v. short flower stems. No scent. Any ideas? Is this even a morning glory?

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Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Suzanne, I think it's in the MG family, just don't have a clue what genus it might be. I wonder if its from'the group that sounds like my name, Jackie, Jacquemontia perhaps or something similiar. I don;t think it's a bindweed
member but I just don't know.

I just googled Jacquemontia and those blooms all appear to be blue so not a Jacquemontia


This message was edited Nov 26, 2011 2:27 PM

(Zone 7a)

Jackie, I agree that Suzanne's vine might be in the family Convolvulaceae, but those sepals look more like they belong in the genus Stictocardia, than in the genus Ipomoea.

Compare the sepals so well photographed in Suzanne's picture with the DG PlantFiles page for Stictocardia beraviensis - http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/168689/ - don't the flowers and leaves look more similar, too?

So, I'm guessing the genus might be Stictocardia, but have no clue as to which species this might be.

Suzanne, what a gorgeous flower! Does it get rust or have any leaf diseases like Ipomoea nil? Does it bloom in summer or does it wait until end of summer into fall or winter to bloom?

Frank or Debra or anyone more knowledgeable - yoohoo

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Karen, I thought earlier that those oversized buds looked like my old buds on my stictocardia when I had it. So I
think you're right about it being stictocardia. A beautiful flower for sure.

Aschaffenburg, Germany

I think the gender name is "strictocardia" with an additional "r".


Martin

Jacksonville, AR(Zone 7b)

Martin, double check it. I think the correct name is stictocardia. Ron always spelled it with one R. How is it spelled in plant files?

Aschaffenburg, Germany

I think you are right, I just remember it with an "r", but google hits seem to suggest your spelling.


Martin

victoria, Canada

Thnaks for your suggestions (and compliemnts on my photo). This was growing wild in a fallow cornfield in Chiapas. Shot was taken in October. Lives in subtropical environs, which is probably why it was blooming so late. No rust. The intriguing part of the plant is its furry leaves.

victoria, Canada

I thought youy would all like to know what this species is. According to Mexican Convolvulaceae specialists Dan Austin, Andrew MacDonald, and Eleazar Carranza, this is Ipomoea tuxtlensis. I asked them about the leaves, I. tuxtlensis having lobes and this one here, cordate, but have not received a reply yet.

Thanks for your interest and suggestions. Mystery solved...I hope.

(Zone 7a)

Suzanne, I think you made our collective day here by sharing your photo, experience & information about this fascinating morning glory. I referenced this thread in the MG forum sticky index, as well as in a comment on a DG PlantFiles page already in place: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/179640 .

Thank you.
karen

(Zone 7a)

ps - Suzanne, since you've brought such excellent ID to us for this plant, would you like to add your photo to the PlantFiles page I listed in my post just above?

To the forum - This sort of request is normally made by someone much more knowledgeable than I, so I will always appreciate any corrections.

Zephyrhills, FL

Suzanne, I would love to have even a single seed ( or cutting) of that, I will trade my first born for it. .Actually I will make good on a swap. I have some rare morning glories. I collect morning glories and I have never even heard of that beauty in your picture. Please E-mail me.I will send a list. It is much more than what's on the trade pages.

This message was edited Jan 14, 2012 5:51 AM

Winnipeg, MB(Zone 4a)

Beautiful flower! Luv the fuzzy leaves. Hope you collected or started lots of seeds.

victoria, Canada

Sorry for the delayed response. If you think this morning glory deserves notice, by all means help yourself to the info and picture, posting, etc. Thanks foryour interest.

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