Convolvulus sagittatus agg.

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Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shaneragh rd, Mandara, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shaneragh rd, Mandara, Harare

Convolvulus sagittatus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Shaneragh rd, Mandara, Harare

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A variable perennial with radiating stems from a woody rootstock. Stems may be prostrate or twining. Three varieties are recognised in Zimbabwe, mainly distinguished by leaf shape. Var. sagittatus and var. aschersonii are widespread in Zimbabwe, while var. phyllosepalus is restricted to the montane grasslands of the Eastern Highlands.
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Derivation of specific name: sagittatus: arrow-shaped, sagittate
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Flowering time:Sep - Mar
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Literature:

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 10.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 47.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 27 - 28. As Convolvulus sagittatus var. sagittatus, var. aschersonii and var. phyllosepalus

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 364. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 74. (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. As Convolvulus sagittatus var. sagittatus, var. aschersonii and var. phyllosepalus

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 42. As Convolvulus sagittatus var. sagittatus and var. aschersonii

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

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 176 - 177. (Includes a picture).

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

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 52 - 53. with several subtaxa. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Convolvulus sagittatus
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Convolvulus sagittatus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Convolvulus sagittatus
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Convolvulus sagittatus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164240, retrieved 19 October 2019

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