Ipomoea cairica

Family Convolvulaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesCoast Morning Glory, Mile a Minute, Morning Glory (Coastal)
SynonymsConvolvulus cairicus L.; Convolvulus pendulus (R.Br.) Spreng.; Convolvulus tuberculata Desr.; Ipomaea tuberculata orth. var. Roem. & Schult.; Ipomoea palmata Forssk.; Ipomoea pendula R.Br.; Ipomoea tuberculata (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.
Growth formShrub, Vine/scrambler/climber
Seed dispersal morphologyAdhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc)
Maximum height (m)5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeTropical Africa and Asia
Exotic range (Australia)NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Exotic range (other)Asia, North America, Oceania, South America, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Garden escape, Riparian systems
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1840

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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