1. Family: Convolvulaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Convolvulus L.
      1. Convolvulus ocellatus Hook.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect to decumbent perennial forming much branched stems from a woody root-stock.
    Stem
    Stems several from the base, densely brownish, greyish or sericeo-tomentose, more rarely white pubescent, up to about 60 cm. high.
    Leaves
    Leaf lamina linear to linear-oblong, rhomboidal, ovate-oblong or palmately 5-fid, sometimes emarginate or sagittate with basal auricles, often bifid, subtruncate or cuneate, usually acute, 9–35 × 1–25 mm., nearly sessile, thick, with stout midrib and the lateral nerves impressed above and prominent below, covered (as are peduncles, bracts, pedicels, calyx and midpetaline zones) with same brownish or greyish tomentum as the stems (often bullate or plicate in var. ornatus).
    Peduncles
    Peduncles up to 5 mm. long, 1 (2) flowered, shorter than the leaves and up to about 30 mm. long; bracteoles small, linear or subulate, about 3 mm. long; pediclels usually longer than the peduncles and up to about 15 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals about 6 (10) mm. long, oblong, elliptic or ovate, acute or somewhat acuminate, rarely obtuse, the outer ones completely covered with the tomentum on the outside, inner ones with a median hairy zone.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or pink, with a dark reddish-purple centre, widely funnel-shaped, about 12 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Capsule ovoid-conical, shortly apiculate, hairy at the apex.
    Seeds
    Seeds glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Zimbabwe

    Convolvulus ocellatus Hook. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 1369], Nepal Convolvulus ornatus K000195444

    First published in Bot. Mag. 70: t. 4065 (1844)

    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.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0