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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia to Tanzania.
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, rather sparingly branched, pilose with adpressed hairs, silvery at first but often drying golden-brown (this applies to the indumentum in general).
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade oblong or elliptic, slightly obovate, 0.8–3.5 cm. long, 0.25–1.9 cm. wide, rounded or somewhat acute at the apex, cuneate or obscurely hastate-truncate at the base with all the main nerves originating from near the base, slightly to densely adpressed pilose; young leaves appearing silvery; petiole 1–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 2–5 in loose bracteate silky-pubescent heads; peduncle 1–4.5 cm. long; bracts leaf-like up to 1.4 cm. long and 0.75 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals pilose, elliptic to elliptic-obovate or spathulate, unequal, 5–9 mm. long and 1–4 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8–10 mm. long, mauve or blue.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 3 mm. long, equalling the stigmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule not known.
Habitat
In grassland, clearings in dry evergreen forest or on sand dunes by sea; 0–150 m.
Distribution
K7 T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Convolvulus jefferyi Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 1959 Jeffery, G. W. [K749], Kenya K000097335 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 12: 344 (1957)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1957). Notes on East African Convolvulaceae (part I) Kew Bulletin 12: 334-347.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1982). Corrections and additions to the 'Flora of Tropical East Africa: Convolvulaceae': V Kew Bulletin 37: 459-464.
  • 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

  • Verdcourt, B. (1957). Notes on East African Convolvulaceae (part I) Kew Bulletin 12: 334-347.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
  • 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

  • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 12 : 344 (1957).
  • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 15 : 5 (1961).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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