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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial climber; stems twining, rarely prostrate, up to 2 m. long, hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade triangular-oblong or oblong-ovate, rarely narrow, 3–8.5 cm. long, 2.3–6 cm. wide, acute at the apex, cordate or rarely subhastate at the base, pilose particularly on the veins below, becoming glabrescent or glabrous, rarely very hairy; petiole up to 3.5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence hairy, capitate, densely bracteate; peduncle 2.5–11.5 cm. long.
    Bracts
    Bracts ovate, ± hyaline, acute, up to 10 mm. long and 7.5 mm. wide.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, acute, apiculate, ± scarious, 9–13 mm. long and 5–8(–10) mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, often with purple streaks or pink with dark centre (2.1–) 2.5–3 cm. long and 4 cm. broad at mouth, hairy on middle parts of the lobes.
    Fruits
    Capsule about 7 mm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds black.
    Figures
    Fig. 11.
    Habitat
    edge of upland rain-forest, moist bamboo thicket and upland moor, more rarely in upland grassland and secondary bushland; 1800–3750 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K6 T2 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Convolvulus kilimandschari Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tweedie, E.M. [1785], Kenya 1102.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [1786], Kenya 3451.000
    Tweedie [1585], Kenya 1101.000
    Verdcourt [1207], Tanzania K000097337 isoneotype
    Johnston, H. H. [184], Tanzania K000097336 Unknown type material

    First published in Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 2: 348 (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.
    • 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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Myint, T. & D.B. Ward (1968). A taxonomic revision of the genus Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) Phytologia 17: 121-239.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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
    • Bak. & Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2): 99 (1905).
    • Engl., Hochgeb. Trop. Afr. : 348 (1892).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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