Ipomoea pes-tigridis L.

Etymology Genus Worm-like; referring to the twining stems
Species Possibly its leaf's resemblance to a tiger's paw
Family Convolvulaceae
Synonyms -
Common Names Tiger's Footprint
Status Native: Common
Form Climber
Native Distribution Africa, China, India Subcontinent, Southeast Asia


A herbaceous morning glory found in the scrublands, Ipomoea pes-tigridis is densely covered with white hairs throughout the plant. It is distinct from its palmately lobed leaves, giving arise its common name as Tiger's Footprint. The flowers are funnel-shaped and white.

A mass of Ipomoea pes-tigridis creeping on the lawn, Lazarus Island (2023)

Looped leaf

Leaf underside

Hairy stem




Author: Jake
Posted: 2023-06-29