Astripomoea malvacea (Klotzsch) A. Meeuse
var. volkensii (Dammer) Verdc.

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Astripomoea malvacea var. volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Railway crossing at entrance rd to Lake Chivero RP

Astripomoea malvacea var. volkensii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Railway crossing at entrance rd to Lake Chivero RP

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Common names: Common star-creeper (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial herb with annual creeping and trailing stems, growing from a woody rootstock. All parts of the plant, except the corollas are covered with stellate hairs. The flowers are short-lived, opening in the morning and fading by the end of the day.
Notes: Var. malvacea is distinguished by its more erect, bushy habit and the larger leaves (more than 4 cm in length).
Derivation of specific name:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 13 November 2005

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 51 - 54.

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Flora of Malawi: Astripomoea malvacea var. volkensii
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Flora of Zambia: Astripomoea malvacea var. volkensii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Astripomoea malvacea
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Astripomoea malvacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Astripomoea malvacea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Astripomoea malvacea
Tropicos: Astripomoea malvacea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Astripomoea malvacea var. volkensii., retrieved 25 April 2018

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