Picture Key to the Morning Glories of Monteverde, Costa Rica


Pick the flower color that best matches your plant, then click on the link or check the species description below.

Flower parts

Blue or purple
Pink or lavender
Ipomoea aurantiaca
Ipomoea hederifolia
Operculina pteripes

Ipomoea aurantiaca

Corolla yellow-orange, 4 cm diameter, calyx sticky, glabrous, dry rocky ridges on Pacific slope at 900-1200 m, flowers in September, uncommon.

Ipomoea hederifolia

Corolla red, 2 cm diameter, 3-4 cm long, calyx lobes long and slender, lowlands to 500m on Pacific slope, uncommon.

Operculina pteripes

Corolla salmon, 6 cm diameter, calyx glabrous, high-climbing liana, Pacific lowlands to about 500 m, very locally distributed.

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Images and text copyright © 2001 by William A. Haber, http://www.cs.umb.edu/efg/
Created: 7 March 2001; updated:6 November 2001.