The bracts or sepals that hold the corolla of Ipomoea ommaneyi are arranged in two green rings around the corolla base. These bracts are covered in white bristly to silky hairs. The outer bracts are larger and broad below. They fold in and taper to acutely pointed tips. The inner bracts are similarly shaped.
The pale pink corolla is nearly three times as long as the bracts. The bracts in the foreground of the photo have lost their corolla already, showing size differences between outer and inner ones (Van Wyk and Malan, 1997; JSTOR)