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Common name

English: Hairy clustervine


Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Solanales (93)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (41)(family description)

          Genus: Jacquemontia (2)

            Epithet: tamnifolia (L.) Griseb. (1)

Synonyms: Convolvulus capitatus Desr., Convolvulus ciliatus M.Vahl, Convolvulus condensatus Bertol., Convolvulus crinitus Desr., Convolvulus guineensis Schumach., Convolvulus praelongus S.Moore, Convolvulus pycnanthus Choisy, Convolvulus tamnifolius (L.) G.Meyer, Convolvulus villosus Pers., Ipomoea capitata (Desv.) Choisy, Ipomoea guineensis (Schumach.) G.Don, Ipomoea macropoda Bojer, Ipomoea tamnifolia L., Ipomoea trichocephala G.Don, Jacquemontia capitata (Desr.) G.Don, Jacquemontia macrocephala T.S.Brandegee, Jacquemontia mattogrossensis Hoehne, Jacquemontia rondonii Hoehne, Thyella macrocephala (Brandegee) House

capitata => head-shaped, as ahead of composite bloom

capitatus => head-shaped, as ahead of composite bloom

crinitus => mane-like, long haired

guineensis => indicates origin in the Guinea Coast

tamnifolia => 'leaves of Tamnus', which is a genus in the family Dioscoreaceae

villosus => hairy or shaggy


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Jacquemontia tamnifolia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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