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

Botswana: 5 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus hawk)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
farinosus L.N
ocellatus Hook.f. var. ocellatus Description
sagittatus Thunb. var. sagittatus N,SW,SEDescription, Image
sagittatus Thunb. var. aschersonii (Engl.) Verdc.SW
sagittatus agg.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Convolvulus:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Convolvulus
Flora of Malawi: Convolvulus
Flora of Mozambique: Convolvulus
Flora of Zambia: Convolvulus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Convolvulus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Convolvulus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Convolvulus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Convolvulus
Wikipedia: Convolvulus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Convolvulus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Convolvulus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Convolvulus.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1180, retrieved 30 September 2022

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