Ipomoea macrorhiza

Family:CONVOLVULACEAE
Species:Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
Common Name:Large Root Morning Glory; Pink Moonvine
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Vine
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:IPMA
Plant Notes:Large Root Morning Glory is a native herbaceous perennial vine in the Morning Glory family (Convolvulaceae). It is found in the southern third of Alabama. Large Root Morning Glory grows on shell mounds, on dunes, in sandhills, and in dry sandy pine woods. It is a perennial from a large tuberous root. Stems are 5-20 feet in length, green or purplish in color, and pubescent. The stems climb by twining. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, ovate to 3-lobed in outline, and thick and stiff in texture. The leaves are pubescent on the lower surface. Flowers are solitary in the axils of the leaves. The pedicle of the flower is stout and pubescent. There are 5 elliptic, thick, pubescent sepals. The corolla is funnelform and white, pink, or pale lavender in color. The throat of the flower is a darker pink or lavender color. The flowers are fragrant and open at night. They wither soon after sunrise, especially on hot days. The fruit is an ovoid capsule with 3-5 large pubescent seed. Large Root Morning Glory is listed as an S1 plant in Alabama (typically 5 or fewer occurrences, very few remaining individuals, acres, or miles of stream, or some factor of its biology making it especially vulnerable in the state), and globally as a G4 species (imperiled globally because of rarity (6 - 20 occurrences, or few remaining acres, or miles of stream) or very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors). Large Root Morning Glory is available from some native plant nurseries. It prefers a sandy, well-draining soil in full sun. Plants will need a trellis or other structure on which to climb.--A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Native, S1 (State Rank), G4 (Global Rank)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCONVOLVULACEAE - Morning-Glory family
Genus Ipomoea
Species Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux - Large Root Morning Glory; Pink Moonvine

Citation

Citation IPOMOEA MACRORHIZA Michaux, Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 141. 1803.
Basionym: **
Type: "Georgiae et Floridae",

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Convolvulus macrorhizus Convolvulus macrorhizus (Michaux) Elliott, Sketch Bot. S. Carolina 1: 252. 1817, non Linnaeus 1759.Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux 1803. 
Ipomoea jalapa var. macrorhiza Ipomoea jalapa (Linneus) Pursh, var. macrorhiza (Michaux) Ker Gawler, Bot. Reg. 8: sub t. 621. 1822.Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux 1803. 
Ipomoea michauxii Ipomoea michauxii Sweet, Hort. Brit. 288. 1826, nom. illegit.Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux 1803. 
Ipomoea purshii Ipomoea purshii G. Don, in Sweet, Hort. Brit., ed. 3. 484. 1839.  
Ipomoea jalapa    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Butler, Conecuh, Covington, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Houston, Mobile

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1996 - 1996

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
AUA_ACC_50322 Dale 26 Aug 1992 Diamond, Alvin R.
8422
AUA
Ipomoea Macrorhiza Michx.
UWAL0007279 Butler 25 Aug 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20886
UWAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
AUA_ACC_50051 Barbour 25 Aug 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
5405
AUA
Ipomoea Macrorhiza Michx.
UNA00056159 Geneva 08 Sep 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11927
UNA
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
TROY000029231 Butler 25 Aug 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20886
TROY
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
UNA00059255 Dale 02 Sep 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13638
UNA
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
UWAL0052945 Bibb 24 Jul 2019 Keener, Brian R.
11441
UWAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
TROY000004009 Dale 02 Sep 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13638
TROY
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
TROY000004011 Geneva 08 Sep 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11927
TROY
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
UWAL0045602 Mobile 01 Sep 2018 Horne, Howard E.
4617
UWAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
USAM000005493 Mobile 05 Sep 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
8175
USAM
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
UWAL0007280 Butler 25 Aug 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20885
UWAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
TROY000004010 Escambia 12 Jul 2006 Searcy, Darryl
s.n.
TROY
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
TROY000043185 Covington 05 Sep 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26783A
TROY
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
JSU134931 Baldwin 15 Oct 1982 Whetstone, R. David
12841
JSU
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
TROY000029228 Butler 25 Aug 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20885
TROY
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
AUA000037492 Butler 24 Aug 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP2791
AUA
Ipomoea Macrorhiza Michx.
UWAL0030664 Covington 05 Sep 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26783.1
UWAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
TROY000044963 Conecuh 01 Oct 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27683
TROY
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
ALNHS00005121 Butler 24 AUG 2017 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#3272
ALNHS
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
UWAL0031959 Geneva 01 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26871
UWAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
AUA_ACC_50031 Barbour 15 Oct 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
5594
AUA
Ipomoea Macrorhiza Michx.
ALNHS00004690 Butler 24 Aug 2016 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#2791
ALNHS
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
UWAL0037902 Mobile 05 Sep 1974 LeLong, Michel G.
8175
UWAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
UNA00038840 Mobile _ Aug 1860 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
UNA00050737 Houston 04 Aug 1996 MacDonald, John R.
9845
UNA
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michx.
AMAL00016775 Butler 25 Aug 2009 Diamond, Alvin R.
20885
AMAL
Ipomoea macrorhiza Michaux
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