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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa, Madagascar, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial; stems twining or prostrate, long-pubescent, velvety silky when young.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade triangular-ovate or ovate, rarely lanceolate, up to 6(–7.5) cm. long and 3.8(–4.5) cm. wide, obtuse, acute or apiculate at the apex, subsagittate or cordate at the base, ± shallowly crenate, shortly pubescent; petiole up to 4.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–6-flowered; peduncle up to 4.5(–6) cm. long; pedicels up to 1.5 cm. long; bracts minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate-orbicular, ovate or elliptic, 6–7(–9) mm. long, 3–4.5 (–5) mm. wide, acute, ± coriaceous; outer often pubescent all over; inner pubescent in middle only, or all sepals only ciliate, often purplish at the tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or tinged pinkish-purple, 11 (–16) mm. long, shortly lobed, pubescent at the tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 5–8 mm. in diameter, globose, pale brown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds globose, subtrigonous, black, 3.5–4 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.
Habitat
Upland grasslands; 1300–2600 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K6 T1 T2 T3 T7 U2

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous perennial.
Morphology Stem
Stems many, long and slender, twining or prostrate, pubescent or farinose-puberulous, the younger shoots often silvery.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina triangular-ovate or ovate, rarely lanceolate, 3–11 × 3·8–6 cm., obtuse, acute or apiculate at the apex, subsagittate or cordate at the base, subentire to irregularly and shallowly crenate, herbaceous, drying membranous, glabrous above except when young, glabrous or more or less pubescent beneath and with distinct reticulate venation; basal sinus broad, basal auricles rounded or pointed, sometimes with a few teeth (very rarely leaves with additional triangular lobes above the basal auricles); petiole up to 6·5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence subumbellate, 1–6 flowered; peduncle up to 6 cm. long, finely pubescent; pedicels up to 1·5 cm. long; bracts minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals unequal, ovate-circular, ovate or elliptic, 5–9 × 3–5 mm., acute, more or less coriaceous, outer often pubescent all over; inner pubescent in the middle only, or all sepals ciliate, often purplish at the apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, very pale pink or pinkish-purple, 10–15 mm. long, shortly lobed, pubescent at the apices and the midpetaline areas, with the tube rather narrow, the lobes shortly mucronate at the apices.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, shortly apiculate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds usually 4, subtrigonous, black, scabridulous-rugose.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Azores, Canary Is., Mauritius, New South Wales, Portugal, Réunion, Spain

Recorded in error in:

Turkey

Convolvulus farinosus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1992 Schimper [599], Ethiopia K000097340

First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 203 (1771)

Accepted by

  • Al Khulaidi, A.W.A. in Al Khulaidi, A.W.A. (2012). Fl. Yemen Convolvulaceae + Cuscutaceae Flora of Yemen: 73-76 + 80. EPA and UNDP, Republic of Yemen.
  • Baker, J.G. & C.H. Wright in Thiselton Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1904). Convolvulaceae Flora Capensis 4(2): 45-87.
  • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
  • 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.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M., & Long, G. (1986). Med-checklist 3: Dicotyledones (Convolvulaceae - Labiatae) 3: 1-395. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Ville de Genève.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93.
  • 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.
  • Jarvis, C.E. in Jarvis, C.E. (2007). Convolvulaceae Order out of Chaos Linnean Soc. London & Nat. Hist. Museum.
  • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
  • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sa'ad, F. (1967). The Convolvulus species of the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean region and the Near and Middle East Mededelingen van het Botanisch Museum en Herbarium van de Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht 281: 1-288.
  • Valentine, D.H. et al. in Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Convolvulaceae Flora Europaea 3: 74-83. Cambridge University Press.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
  • Wood, J.R.I. in Wood, J.R.I. (1997). Handb. Yemen Fl. Convolvulaceae A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 230-236. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • (2019). https://doi.org/10.2436/20.1502.01.18 epublication.
  • 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.
  • Bosser, J. & H. Heine (2000). Fl. Mascar. Convolvulaceae Flore des Mascareignes 127: 1-63. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Greuter, W., Burdet, H.M., & Long, G. (1986). Med-checklist 3: Dicotyledones (Convolvulaceae - Labiatae) 3: 1-395. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques, Ville de Genève.
  • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93.
  • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
  • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
  • Wood, J.R.I. in Wood, J.R.I. (1997). Handb. Yemen Fl. Convolvulaceae A Handbook of the Yemen Flora: 230-236. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. & Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2) : 98 (1905).
  • L., Mant. 2 : 203 (1771).
  • Meeuse in Bothalia 6 : 684 (1958).

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