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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate perennial herb; stems velvety with bronze hairs (when dry).
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade oblong-ovate, the lower ones narrower and more lanceolate, up to 5 cm. long, 2–2.5 cm. wide, obtuse or somewhat acute at the apex, sagittate-cordate at the base, grossly crenate with blunt or truncate crenations or lobed or almost entire, densely adpressed hairy with (when dry) ± metallic bronze hairs; lateral nerves impressed above, subplicate; petiole 1.7–2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, 1–2-flowered, sometimes appearing as if there are two inflorescences from one axil, one being presumably an abbreviated shoot; peduncle 2–4 cm. long; pedicels up to 1.5 cm. long; bracts narrow, 6–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals unequal; two outer ovate-lanceolate, up to 10 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, hirsute outside; 3 inner shorter and wider, up to 7 mm. long and 5 mm. wide, with glabrous margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, about 13–17 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule brown, glabrous, 8–9 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds black, subtrigonous-ellipsoid, 4.5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide.
Habitat
Upland grassland and secondary bushland; 1400 m.
Distribution
T6 T7 T8 not found elsewhere

Native to:

Malawi, Tanzania

Convolvulus thomsonii Baker appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1894: 67 (1894)

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.

Not accepted by

  • 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. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var villosus.]
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. sagittatus.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus.]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1957). Notes on East African Convolvulaceae (part I) Kew Bulletin 12: 334-347. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var villosus.]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161. [Cited as Convolvulus sagittatus var. villosus.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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 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 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