"Aff." in the name Ipomea aff. Lapidosa means "similar", because this plant has not been officially classified yet. It was found in Tanzania and was temporarily given the related name Lapidosa. It is a caudiciform plant with green and fleshy annual stems. In fact, during the period of vegetative rest I. aff. Lapidosa loses both the stems and the leaves to grow them back during the vegetative period. Its thin green leaves are heart-shaped.