African Plant Database

Convolvulus arvensis L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 153 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Convolvulus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Convolvulus arvensis L. subsp. arvensis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Convolvulus cirrhosus R. Br. (1814)
=Convolvulus arvensis var. aphacaefolius Pomel (1874)
=Convolvulus arvensis var. biflorus Pau (1932)
=Convolvulus arvensis var. filicaulis Pomel (1874)
=Convolvulus arvensis var. minutus Maire (1930)
=Convolvulus arvensis var. paui Maire (1937)
=Convolvulus arvensis var. trigonophyllus Maire (1938)
=Convolvulus hastatus Forssk. (1775)
Taxon infra-specific
Convolvulus arvensis L. subsp. arvensis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : A very variable species especially in indumentum, leaf shape and flower colour, of which many forms and varieties have been described. usually easily recognised by the short sepals, which rarely exceed 4.5 mm, combined with a corolla about five times longer than the calyx. The leaves are usually, but not always, glabrous or nearly so and the auricles are unlobed.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Length 0.75 - 1.75 m. Alt: 5 - 1660 m. Distribution: LES, EC, FS, GA, KN, MP, NC, NW, WC
Biol./Eco : Herb; Subhumid, Subarid; Grassland; 0-499 m, 500-999 m, 1000-1499 m; distribution: Africa. Europe,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1963). Flora of Tropical East Africa Convolvulaceae: 41
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 3: 587 (1934). 
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 759 (1963).
  • SA'AD, F. M. (1967). The Convolvulus species of the Canary Isles, the Mediterranean Region and the Near and Middle East. Meded. Bot. Mus. Herb. Rijks Univ. Utrecht 281: 214
  • Fl. Eur. 3: 81 (1972).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 45: 4
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 2: 715 (1981).
  • Med-Checklist 3: 3 (1986).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketres 2: 364 
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 249 (2000).
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 486
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2005). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 366
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 197 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Wood, J.R.I & B.R.M. Williams & al. (2015). A foundation monograph of Convolvulus L. (Convolvulaceae). PhytoKeys 51: 60
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Record n°8526 modified 2008-08-13
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