Convolvulus ocellatus Hook.f.
var. plicinervius Verdc.

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Convolvulus ocellatus var. plicinervius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Convolvulus ocellatus var. plicinervius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Convolvulus ocellatus var. plicinervius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
See var. ocellatus for general details. This variety is distinguished by the rhomboid or ovate-oblong leaves which are not palmately divided.
Derivation of specific name: ocellatus: with small eyes;
plicinervis: with plicate nerves; leaves folded along veins.
Habitat: In open grassland on serpentine soils
Altitude range: (metres) 1220 - 1615 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: An endemic of the Great Dyke, occurring on both the Northern and Southern parts.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, perennial.
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 December 2012

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 172.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 26 - 27.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 136.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 36.

Verdcourt, B. (1960). New Convolvulaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca Area Kirkia 1 Pages 28 - 29. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Convolvulus ocellatus var. plicinervius., retrieved 25 May 2024

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