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Genus: Convolvulus

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Solanales > Family: Convolvulaceae

 

Convolvulus mauritanicus, in the Company Gardens, Cape Town. Native to North Africa.

 

Convolvulus looks similar to Ipomoea but differs in having the stigma linearly divided. The naturalised species Convolvulus arvensis (Field bindweed, Wild morning-glory, Klimop) is a declared Category 1 invader plant in South Africa.

About 250 species, found worldwide, with 13 species indigenous and one species naturalised in southern Africa, with an additional three species cultivated in the region. Differs from Ipomoea in having the stigma divided.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Convolvulus argillicola

 

Convolvulus aschersonii

 

Convolvulus bidentatus

 

Convolvulus boedeckerianus

 

Convolvulus capensis

 

Convolvulus dregeanus

 

Convolvulus farinosus

 

Convolvulus galpinii

 

Convolvulus multifidus

 

Convolvulus natalensis

 

Convolvulus ocellatus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Convolvulus sagittatus

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Convolvulus thunbergii

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Convolvulus arvensis

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Convolvulus cneorum

Native to the western Mediterranean region.

 

Convolvulus floridus

Native to Canary Island.

 

Convolvulus sabatius

Native to Italy and North Africa.

 

Herbivores in southern Africa

Agrius convolvuli (Convolvulus Hawkmoth)

 Caterpillars eat the leaves.

Lepidoptera<convolvulaveae< Sphingidae (hawkmoths)

 

Coelonia mauritii (Fulvous Hawkmoth)

 Caterpillars eat the leaves.

Lepidoptera<convolvulaveae< Sphingidae (hawkmoths)

 

 


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