Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
var. alsinoides

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Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Twentydales Ext. Epworth, Harare

Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides

Photo: Petra Ballings
Area surrounding Mt. Buhwa

Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along roadside Mahenye Village.

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Synonyms: Convolvulus alsinoides L.
Convolvulus linifolius L.
Evolvulus azureus Schumach. & Thonn.
Evolvulus fugacissimus A. Rich.
Evolvulus linifolius (L.) L.
Common names: Dwarf morning-glory (English) Tropical speedwell (English)
Status: Native
Small annual or perennial herb. It may be somewhat trailing or grow into a small shrubby herb up to about 20 cm high. Stems, branches and calyces covered in long silvery hairs. Leaves subsessile, elliptic, ovate-oblong, lanceolate or linear-oblong, 5-45 mm long, mucronate, covered in silvery hairs on both surfaces. Inflorescences 1-few-flowered, axillary. Corolla broadly funnel-shaped, c. 1 cm in diameter, blue, rarely white.
Derivation of specific name: alsinoides: like the genus Alsine
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Annual, perennial.
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 131. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17. As Evolvulus alsinoides

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 14 - 16. As Evolvulus alsinoides (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 49. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 340. (Includes a picture).

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.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 53. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 49.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 204.

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Flora of Botswana: Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides
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Flora of Zambia: Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides

External websites:

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

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 Malawi: Species information: Evolvulus alsinoides var. alsinoides.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147190, retrieved 19 April 2024

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