1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Convolvulus L.
      1. Convolvulus aschersonii Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Nigeria, Eritrea to S. Africa, Madagascar, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FWTA]

    Convolvulaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Stems prostrate, grey-greenish, pubescent
    Flowers
    Pink-purplish or white flowers 1/2 in. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Convolvulus aschersonii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 2, 1897 Drege [741e], South Africa Convolvulus ulosepalus K000097316
    Drege [7829a], South Africa Convolvulus ulosepalus K000097313
    Drege [741e], South Africa Convolvulus ulosepalus K000097314
    Drege [741a], South Africa Convolvulus ulosepalus K000097315
    Bolus [252], South Africa Convolvulus ulosepalus K000097317
    Burchell, W. J. [1220], South Africa Convolvulus ulosepalus K000097312

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 2: 349 (1891 publ. 1892)

    Accepted by

    • Wood, J.R.I., Williams, B.R.M., Mitchell, T.C., Carine, M.A., Harris, D.J. & Scotland, R.W. (2015). A foundation monograph of Convolvulus (Convolvulaceae) PhytoKeys 51: 1-282.
    • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
    • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.

    Not accepted by

    • 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. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. aschersonii.]
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. abyssinicus.]
    • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. aschersonii.]
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. abyssinicus.]
    • Verdcourt, B. (1957). Notes on East African Convolvulaceae (part I) Kew Bulletin 12: 334-347. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. aschersonii.]
    • 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. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. abyssinicus.]

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Meeuse in Bothalia 6: 677 (1958).
    • Hochgebirgsfl. trop. Afr. 349 (1892;= Abh. Preuss. Akad. Wiss. 1891, 2)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wood, J.R.I., Williams, B.R.M., Mitchell, T.C., Carine, M.A., Harris, D.J. & Scotland, R.W. (2015). A foundation monograph of Convolvulus (Convolvulaceae) PhytoKeys 51: 1-282.
    • 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.
    • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
    • Quézel, P. (1958). Mission Botanique au Tibesti: 1-357. Université d'Alger.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1957). Notes on East African Convolvulaceae (part I) Kew Bulletin 12: 334-347.
    • 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.

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