Convolvulus sagittatus agg.

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Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shaneragh rd, Mandara, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shaneragh rd, Mandara, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shaneragh rd, Mandara, Harare

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
A variable perennial with radiating stems from a woody rootstock. Stems may be prostrate or twining. Three varieties are recognised in Zimbabwe, mainly distinguished by leaf shape. Var. sagittatus and var. aschersonii are widespread in Zimbabwe, while var. phyllosepalus is restricted to the montane grasslands of the Eastern Highlands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sagittatus: arrow-shaped, sagittate
Habitat: In open woodland and grassland, particularly in disturbed ground.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 23 February 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 131. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 364. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 74. (Includes a picture).

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 53. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 48.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Convolvulus sagittatus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164240, retrieved 25 June 2016

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