6993.000 Convolvulus L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs with erect, prostrate or twining stems. Leaves variable, entire or lobed. Flowers axillary in 1-flowered cymes, sometimes subumbellate. Sepals 5, equal or subequal. Corolla funnel-shaped, white, pink or pinkish-purple, shallowly 5-lobed. Stamens 5, included. Ovary 2-locular. Style 1, simple, filiform; stigmas 2, linear, about the same thickness as the styles, filiform. Capsule usually 4-valved. Seeds usually 4, black or brown, usually glabrous.

Worldwide: c.250 species, mostly in temperate and subtropical regions; rare in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 8 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus hawk) Food plant
Convolvulus ocellatus var. plicinervius

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
farinosus L.C,E,S
ocellatus Hook.f. var. ocellatus CDescription
ocellatus Hook.f. var. ornatus (Engl.) A. MeeuseE
ocellatus Hook.f. var. plicinervius Verdc.[End][LR-lc]N,C,E,SDescription, Image
sagittatus Thunb. var. sagittatus N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sagittatus Thunb. var. aschersonii (Engl.) Verdc.N,W,C,E
sagittatus Thunb. var. phyllosepalus Hallier f.EDescription, Image
sagittatus agg.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Convolvulus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Convolvulus
Flora of Caprivi: Convolvulus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Convolvulus
Flora of Malawi: Convolvulus
Flora of Mozambique: Convolvulus
Flora of Zambia: Convolvulus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Convolvulus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Convolvulus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Convolvulus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Convolvulus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Convolvulus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Convolvulus
JSTOR Plant Science: Convolvulus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Convolvulus
Plants of the World Online: Convolvulus
Tropicos: Convolvulus
Wikipedia: Convolvulus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Convolvulus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1180, retrieved 29 November 2023

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