1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Seddera Hochst.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa to Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan to India.

    [FZ]

    Convolvulaceae, Maria Leonor Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 8:1. 1987

    Habit
    Small prostrate to erect shrubs or suffrutices, neber climbing, intricately branched, more or less pubescent; the old branches sometimes becoming spinescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves variously shaped, entire, small, usually with medifixed hairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, axillary, solitary or aggregated into few-flowered clusters or pedunculate dense few-flowered cymes or in terminal spines or panicles.
    Bracteoles
    Bracteoles usually small.
    Calyx
    Sepals acute or obtuse, subequal or the outer ones slightly larger.
    Corolla
    Corolla small, funnel-shaped, the limb usually shallowly lobed; the midpetaline areas hairy at least at the tips.
    Stamens
    Stamens inserted low down in the corolla tube; filaments filiform, dilated at the base and often appendaged; anthers oblong; pollen smooth.
    Disc
    Disk absent or small.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled, hairy above; style bifid almost or quite to the base; stigmas more or less peltate and orbicular, sometimes bilobate.
    Fruits
    Capsule 4-valved.
    Seeds
    Seeds dark brown or black, glabrous.
    [FTEA]

    Convolvulaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1963

    Habit
    Small intricately branched herbs or subshrubs with prostrate or erect branches; the old branches sometimes becoming spinescent
    Leaves
    Leaves small, variously shaped, usually with medifixed hairs
    Flowers
    Flowers pentamerous axillary or in terminal spikes or dense few-flowered cymes
    Calyx
    Sepals acute or obtuse, subequal
    Corolla
    Corolla small, funnel-shaped, lobes usually short
    Pistil
    Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled, hairy above; style bifid, usually to the base; stigmas ± peltate, sometimes bilobed
    Fruits
    Capsule 4-valved.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Morocco

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf States, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Seddera Hochst. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Flora 27(Bes. Beil.): 7 (1844)

    Accepted by

    • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain in Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Convolvulaceae Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 331-351. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de la ville de Genève.
    • Sebsebe Demissew & R.R. Mill (2009). Revision of the genus Seddera (Convolvulaceae) Kew Bulletin 64: 197-233.
    • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Thulin, M. et al. in Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Convolvulaceae Flora of Somalia 3: 221-258. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Miller, A.G. & M. Morris in Miller, A.G. & M. Morris (2004). Ethnofl. Soqotra Archipel. Convolvulaceae + Cuscutaceae Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago: 516-524. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
    • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
    • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Austin, D.F. & S. Ghazanfar in E. Nasir & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1979). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Pakistan 126: 1-64.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • Andrews, F.W. in Andrews, F.W. (1956). Convolvulaceae The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 102-125. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
    • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Flora 27, Beih: 7, t. 5 (1844).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Flora 27, Beil. : 7, t. 5 (1844)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0