Ipomoea leucotricha
Morning GloriesConvolvulaceae


Similar species
Ipomoea lindeniiThe only other blue flower with dark throat, but throat is dark purple, calyx is glabrous.

Description: Corolla purple-blue with paler pink to magenta throat, stems and leaves pubescent, calyx lobes pointed and recurved.

Abundance: uncommon

Elevation: 1100-1200 m

Slope: Atlantic

Flower phenology: October to January

Comments: The only species with calyx lobes curled back away from corolla; on rocky ridges below Monteverde.

Corolla color: blue-purple

Corolla throat color: pink-magenta

Credits: Images and Text Copyright 2006 by William A. Haber, www.cs.umb.edu/efg.