Plants photographed elsewhere in Namibia (not on Kyffhäuser)
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Convolvulus argillicola Pilg.

Convolvulus argillicola


Family: Convolvulaceae
Full name: Convolvulus argillicola Pilg.
Location: M47 (north of Klein Aub) (2316DC)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): -
English common name(s): Bindweed
Synonym(s): -
Status: Native
Description: Stems several from perennial taproot, suffru-ticose at base, prostrate, like young parts, leaves, petioles and calyx densely covered with stiff rust-brown or whitish hairs, ultimately glabres-cent, rather firm and stout, terete and longitudinally striate, up to 700 mm long. Leaves ovate or oblong in outline, obtuse or acute, 20-50 x 10-30 mm, usually with minute apical mucro, truncate to broadly and shallowly cordate at base with blade almost cuneately decurrent on petiole, irregularly crenate or pinnatilobed to pinnatisect; lobes usually obtuse, often again crenate to somewhat lobed; petiole slender, 5-30 mm long. Flowers solitary or few together in leaf axils, nearly sessile; bracts subulate or lanceolate-subulate, 7-10 mm long, hairy. Sepals unequal, outer ones herbaceous, long-acuminate from an ovate base, 12-13 mm long, acute, hirsute, two inner ones shorter and narrower, indurate, caudate-acuminate, 10 mm long, glabrous except for hirsute tips. Corolla white, almost as long as calyx, widely funnel-shaped to rotate, with a few stiff hairs towards tips of lobes on midpetaline areas. Ovary glabrous. Capsule subglobose, 9 mm wide. Seeds glabrous, verruculose or rugose, black, 5-6 mm long. Flowering time throughout the year. (from JSTOR Global Plants website / Flora of Southern Africa)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 07 Apr 2015
Camera make: PENTAX
Camera model: PENTAX K-x
Lens aperture: f/13.0
Shutter speed: 1/200 s
ISO speed: 100
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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