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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.


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

Shrubby climbers, rarely erect subshrubs
Flowers in dense, usually many-flowered, axillary or terminal cymes or panicles
Sepals 5, equal or subequal, not accrescent
Corolla medium or small, funnel-shaped, often hairy outside, sometimes deeply lobed; lobes induplicate-valvate
Stamens and styles included or stamens shortly exserted; filaments often dilated and hairy below
Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled, glabrous or hairy at the apex; styles with two unequal branches or two styles nearly or quite free; stigmas globose
Capsule subglobose, 2-locular, 4-valved and 2–4-seeded.


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

Shrubby climbers, rarely erect subshrubs.
Leaves herbaceous or occasionally sub-coriaceous, entire, lanceolate, ovate or elliptic.
Flowers in dense, usually many-flowered, axillary or terminal cymes or panicles; Bracteoles usually small.
Sepals 5, equal or subequal, rarely very unequal, circular to lanceolate, herbaceous or coriaceous, never membranous, not accrescent.
Corolla funnel-shaped, medium or small sized, blue or white, 5-lobed, with midpetaline bands hairy outside; lobes induplicate-valvate.
Stamens 5, included or slightly exserted; filaments oftend dilated and hairy below or glabrous; anthers oblong, cordate or sagittate at the base; pollen smooth.
Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled, glabrous or hairy at apex; style bifid often with two unequal branches or two styles nearly or quite free; stigmas 2 globose or peltate; disk small or absent.
Capsule subglobose, bilocular, 4-valved, 4–2-seeded.

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Sierra Leone, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Bonamia Thouars appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Harley, R.M. [18927], Brazil K000945555
Harley, R.M. [18927], Brazil K000945556
Harley, R.M. [16923], Brazil K000945557
Harley, R.M. [10602], Brazil K000945558
Gardner [4291], Brazil K000945554

First published in Hist. Vég. îles France 1: 33 (1804)

Accepted by

  • Wood, J.R.I. (2013). Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) in Bolivia Kew Bulletin 68: 249-260.
  • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Staples, G. (with P. Traiperm) (2010). Convolvulaceae Flora of Thailand 10: 330-468. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Bianchini, R.S., Ferreira, P.P.A. in Forzza, R.C. et al. (2010). Convolvulaceae Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
  • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
  • Austin, D.F. in Wagner, W.L., D.R. Herbst, & S.H. Sohmer (1999). Man. Fl. Plts. Hawai'I Convolvulaceae Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawai'I 1: 548-564. University of Hawaii Press.
  • Austin, D.F. in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (1998). Convolvulaceae Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 4: 377-424. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Khan, M.S. (1985). Fl. Bangladesh Convolvulaceae Flora of Bangladesh 30: 1-59. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1982). Le genre Bonamia (Convolvulaceae) au Zaire Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 52: 133-139.
  • Austin, D.F. & Cavalcante, P.B. (1982). Convolvuláceas da Amazônia Publicações Avulsas do Museo Goeldi 36: 1-134.
  • Austin, D.F. in Lasser, T. (1982). Convolvulaceae Flora de Venezuela 8(3): 15-226. Fundación Educación Ambiental.
  • Austin, D.F. in Dassanayake (ed.) (1980). Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon Convolvulaceae A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 1: 288-363. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Austin, D.F. (1975). Convolvulaceae Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 62: 157-224.
  • 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.
  • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Gagnepain & Courchet in H. Lecomte (1915). Flore Indo-Chine Convolvulaceae Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 4: 228-313.
  • 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 West Tropical Africa

  • Meeuse in Bothalia 6: 664 (1958). Nom. cons.
  • in Fl. Males., ser. 1, 4: 398 (1953)
  • van Ooststr. in Blumea 3: 75 (1938)
  • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 78

Flora Zambesiaca

  • T. Myint & D. B. Ward in Phytologia 17, 3: 123–239 (1968)
  • Hist. Veg. Afr. 1: 17–18, 32–33, t. 8 (1804) & Dict. Sc. Nat. 5: 145 (1806) nom. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dict. Sc. Nat. 5 : 145 (1806), nom conserv.
  • Hist. Veg. Afr. 1 : 17–18, 32–33, t. 8 (1804)

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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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