6973.000 Evolvulus L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, not twining. Leaves simple, entire, usually ± sessile. Inflorescences of axillary, 1-few-flowered cymes. Sepals subequal. Corolla broadly funnel-shaped. Stamens 5. Ovary ovoid or spherical, 1-2-locular. Styles 2, quite or almost separate, each style forked for about half its length. Capsule 2-4-valved. Seeds 4 or fewer, glabrous.

Worldwide: 98 species in warm and tropical America; 2 extending to the Old World

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alsinoides (L.) L. var. alsinoides N,C,SDescription, Image
nummularius (L.) L.SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Evolvulus
Flora of Caprivi: Evolvulus
Flora of Mozambique: Evolvulus
Flora of Zambia: Evolvulus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Evolvulus

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Evolvulus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1176, retrieved 16 June 2021

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