Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Dicotyledon Literature for Ipomoea imperati
Wagner et al., 1990, 1999.
   Convolvulaceae -- The Dodder, Morning Glory Family Bibliography
      Ipomoea imperati

Common name(s): morning glory, hunakai
General Information
DistributionPantropical.In the Hawaiian Islands, indigenous to Ni`ihau, Kaua`i, O`ahu, Moloka`i, Maui.

Convolvulaceae - Ipomoea imperati Convolvulaceae - Ipomoea imperati

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Perennial vines; stems trailing and rooting at the nodes, herbaceous to fleshy, up to 4 m or more long, glabrous.
Leaf blades fleshy, variable in shape, usually linear, lanceolate, ovate to oblong, 1.5-4(-6) cm long, the size varying greatly with habitat, glabrous, margins entire to undulate or 5-7-lobed, often on the same plant, apex rounded to obtuse, emarginate or occasionally bilobed, base obtuse, truncate to cordate.
Flowers usually solitary in the leaf axils, pedicels 8-15 mm long; sepals subcoriaceous, oblong, the 3 inner ones 10-15 mm long, the outer 2 somewhat shorter, glabrous, apex acute to obtuse, mucronulate; corolla limb white, the throat yellow or basally purple in New World plants, funnelform, 3.5-5 cm long.
Capsules brown, globose to ovoid, 0.8-1.2 cm long.
Seeds 1-4, pale brown, 8-9 mm long, short-tomentose and with longer woolly hairs on the margins.
2n = 30