Convolvulus ocellatus Hook.f.
var. ocellatus

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Synonyms: Convolvulus randii Rendle
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Status: Uncertain
Erect to decumbent perennial with several much branched stems growing from a woody root-stock. Stems up to about 60 cm high, densely brownish, greyish or silvery hairy, more rarely white pubescent. Leaves linear to linear-oblong, 9–35 mm long, subsessile, thick, with stout midrib and the lateral veins impressed above and prominent beneath, with same brownish or greyish indumentum as the stems. Peduncles up to 5 mm long, 1 (2) flowered; bracteoles small, linear, about 3 mm long; pedicels usually longer than the peduncles and up to about 15 mm long. Sepals oblong, elliptic or ovate, c. 6 mm long. Corolla white or pink, with a dark reddish-purple centre, widely funnel-shaped, about 12 mm long. Capsule ovoid-conical, hairy at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: ocellatus: with small eyes
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, ?Botswana and South Africa.
Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s): Climber, perennial.
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Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 26.

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.

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

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Convolvulus ocellatus var. ocellatus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Convolvulus ocellatus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Convolvulus ocellatus var. ocellatus., retrieved 28 May 2024

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