1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Convolvulus L.
      1. Convolvulus farinosus L.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial; stems twining or prostrate, long-pubescent, velvety silky when young.
    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.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1–6-flowered; peduncle up to 4.5(–6) cm. long; pedicels up to 1.5 cm. long; bracts minute.
    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.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or tinged pinkish-purple, 11 (–16) mm. long, shortly lobed, pubescent at the tips.
    Fruits
    Capsule 5–8 mm. in diameter, globose, pale brown.
    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

    Habit
    Herbaceous perennial.
    Stem
    Stems many, long and slender, twining or prostrate, pubescent or farinose-puberulous, the younger shoots often silvery.
    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.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence subumbellate, 1–6 flowered; peduncle up to 6 cm. long, finely pubescent; pedicels up to 1·5 cm. long; bracts minute.
    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.
    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.
    Fruits
    Capsule subglobose, shortly apiculate, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seeds usually 4, subtrigonous, black, scabridulous-rugose.

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    Distribution

    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

    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

    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Jarvis, C.E. in Jarvis, C.E. (2007). Convolvulaceae Order out of Chaos Linnean Soc. London & Nat. Hist. Museum.
    • 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.
    • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
    • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • 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.
    • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
    • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93.
    • 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.
    • Valentine, D.H. et al. in Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Convolvulaceae Flora Europaea 3: 74-83. Cambridge University Press.
    • 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.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • Baker, J.G. & C.H. Wright in Thiselton Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1904). Convolvulaceae Flora Capensis 4(2): 45-87.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
    • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
    • Bosser, J. & H. Heine (2000). Fl. Mascar. Convolvulaceae Flore des Mascareignes 127: 1-63. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • 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.
    • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
    • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 88-93.
    • 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.
    • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Meeuse in Bothalia 6 : 684 (1958).
    • Bak. & Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2) : 98 (1905).
    • L., Mant. 2 : 203 (1771).

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    Flora Zambesiaca
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