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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cape Verde to NW. India.
Convolvulus prostratus

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb; stems ascending or decumbent, 10–40 cm long, ± densely pubescent with appressed to spreading hairs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves subsessile; blades linear to oblong, lanceolate or oblanceolate, 8–30 x 1.5–6 mm, cuneate at the base, acute to obtuse at the apex, appressed pubescent to villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–3(–8)-flowered, head-like; peduncle up to 20(–30) mm long but often much shorter or absent; bracts linear to lanceolate, c. 3–7 mm long; pedicels up to 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate-acuminate, 4–8 mm long, the 2 outer longer, villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white or pale pink, 10–13 mm long, midpetaline areas pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style c. 2–4 mm long; stigma-lobes 3–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, 3–4 mm in diam. Seeds 2–4, c. 2–2.5 mm long, dark brown, shortly white pubescent or glabrous.
Distribution
N3 Red Sea region, S part of the Arabian peninsula and eastwards to Pakistan.
Ecology
Altitude c. 10 m.
Note
First record for Somalia.

[FWTA]

Convolvulaceae, H. Heine. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Stems slender, rusty pilose, from a woody stock, erect or spreading
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Whitish shortly funnel-shaped flowers 1/3 in. long.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Burkina, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, West Himalaya, Yemen

Convolvulus prostratus Forssk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 8, 2001 Schimper, W.P. [783], Saudi Arabia K000852031 Unknown type material
Nov 22, 1966 Abdulla, M. [s.n.], Egypt Convolvulus austroaegyptiacus K000097347
Sieber [s.n.], Egypt Convolvulus microphyllus K000097348
Feb 8, 2001 Schimper, G.H.W. [783], Saudi Arabia Convolvulus deserti K000852409
Schimper, G.H.W. [783], Saudi Arabia Convolvulus deserti K000852410
Gordon, A. [s.n.], USA Evolvulus pilosus K000852447
Geyer, C.A. [236], USA Evolvulus pilosus K000852448
Nuttall, T. [s.n.], Arkansas Evolvulus pilosus K000852445
Gordon, A. [s.n.], USA Evolvulus pilosus K000852446

First published in Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.: 203 (1775)

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.
  • Alfarhan, A. & Thomas, J. in Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Saudi Arabian CNV + CUS Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2(2): 156-222. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • Austin, D.F. & S. Ghazanfar in E. Nasir & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1979). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Pakistan 126: 1-64.
  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Bhellum, B.L. & Magotra, R. (2011). Flora of Jammu and Kashmir state (family Convolvulaceae): a census Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 35: 732-736.
  • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Norton, J. et al. in Norton, J. et al. (2009). Illustr. Cklist. Fl. Qatar Convolvulaceae An illustrated checklist of the Flora of Qatar: 32-34. UNESCO Office in Doha.
  • Nowroozi, M. in Assadi, M. & Khatamsaz, M. (2002). Convolvulaceae Fl. Iran Flora of Iran 40: 1-110. Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture.
  • Sa'ad, F. (1967). The Convolvulus species of the Canary Isles, the Mediterranean region, and the Near and Middle East. Mededelingen van het Botanisch Museum en Herbarium van de Rijksuniversiteit te Utrecht 281: 1-288.
  • Shaheen, H., Qureshi, R., Akram, A., Gulfraz, M. & Potter, D. (2014). A preliminary floristic checklist of Thal desert Punjab, Pakistan Pakistan Journal of Botany 46: 13-18.
  • Siddiqi, M.A. in Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (eds.) (1977). Convolvulaceae Flora of Libya 45: 1-27. Al-Faateh University, Tripoli.
  • Thulin, M. et al. in Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Convolvulaceae Flora of Somalia 3: 221-258. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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

  • Alfarhan, A. & Thomas, J. in Chaudhary, S.A. (2001). Saudi Arabian CNV + CUS Flora of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 2(2): 156-222. Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh.
  • 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.
  • Clarke, C.B. in Hooker, J.D. (1883). Fl. Br. India Convolvulaceae Flora of British India 4: 179-228 + 734.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Norton, J. et al. in Norton, J. et al. (2009). Illustr. Cklist. Fl. Qatar Convolvulaceae An illustrated checklist of the Flora of Qatar: 32-34. UNESCO Office in Doha.
  • Nowroozi, M. in Assadi, M. & Khatamsaz, M. (2002). Convolvulaceae Fl. Iran Flora of Iran 40: 1-110. Ministry of Jihad-e-Agriculture.
  • Press, J.R., K.K. Shrestha, & D.A. Sutton (2012). Nepal Cklist. Convolvulaceae Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal - online Natural History Museum et al.
  • 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 Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

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