Ipomoea coccinea L., Sp. Pl.: 160 (1753). (Syn: Convolvulus angulatus Buch.-Ham. ex Choisy; Convolvulus coccineus (L.) Salisb.; Convolvulus coccineus var. typicus Kuntze; Ipomoea acuminata Ruiz & Pav.; Ipomoea erythraea Moc. & Sessé ex Choisy in A.P.de Candolle ; Ipomoea mexicana Moc. & Sessé ex Choisy in A.P.de Candolle ; Mina coccinea (L.) Bello; Neorthosis coccinea Raf.; Neorthosis tigrina Raf.; Quamoclit coccinea (L.) Moench; Quamoclita coccinea Raf.; Quamoclit coccinea var. hirsuta M.Martens & Galeotti) as per WCSP;
Ipomoea coccinea has reflexed fruit
Ipomoea hederifolia has erect fruit
The most important feature to capture for Ipomoea hederifolia to differentiate from Ipomoea coccinea is the calyx of the fruit in various stages…
The leaves on both Ipomoea hederifolia and Ipomoea coccinea can mimic each other (I know because I have grown enough of them myself) but the pedicels of Ipomoea hederifolia always remain erect while the pedicels of Ipomoea coccinea reflex…
So, in my experience trying to differentiate Ipomoea hederifolia from Ipomoea coccinea using any other part except the calyx and pedicel will lead you astray…
Convolvulaceae Week_Ipomoea rubriflora 01_RKC16032012: Back to work after long vacation. Learnt about the changing Google policies and decided to post my fotos on flickr. Posting a few images of Ipomoea rubriflora O’Donell as a test mail. Hoping to share more in future.
Re: Ipomoea coccinea and Ipomoea rubriflora : 5 posts by 2 authors.
I’ve noticed the entry for Ipomoea coccinea here :
my strong position is that the plant List is once again, very wrong.
I have repeatedly warned about the Plant List and many innacuuracies and this is an outstanding one.
Ipomoea coccinea is still recognized by the ars-grin site and the Kew database.
The treatment describing Ipomoea rubriflora is in “Ipomoea of Bolivia” where it is described as :
2) occurring in only a very small locality in Bolivia and no where else
So, the Plant List is Wrong.
Ipomoea coccinea should in no way, shape, manner or form be confused with Ipomoea rubriflora.
Should you decide to update the reference, please change the url to contain Ipomoea coccinea instead of Ipomoea rubrifloa to help prevent any confusion.
Please always double check whatever the Plant List states by cross referencing both ars-grin and the Kew database.
I have made a new url. Pl. see /species/a—l/cl/convolvulaceae/ipomoea/ipomoea-coccinea
Should we keep this entry at all when there is hardly any noticeable difference between this & Ipomoea hederifolia ?
Now I am wondering if the ones I have labelled as Ipomoea heredifolia are correct or not.
I’m not entirely certain of which entry you want to dispose of…