Genus:
Falkia Thunb.

Falkia canescens C.H.Wright

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Convolvulaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Stems slender, silky white pilose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade squarish-reniform, up to 8 mm. long and 9 mm. broad, very obtuse or emarginate at the apex, cordate at the base, glabrous above, glabrescent or thinly pilose beneath; petiole up to 10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or on young shoots sometimes appearing to be clustered in small cymes; peduncles 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx silky pilose; sepals ovate, 2 mm. long, sometimes accrescent in fruit and attaining 5 mm. long and 2.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, pink or pale bluish-mauve, much exceeding the calyx, 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit white, tomentose, 4-lobed; lobes up to 1.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds smooth, black-brown, about 1 mm. long.
Figures
Fig. 3.
Habitat
Grasslands and roadsides, more unusually on dry rocky ground near rivers; 1550–2400 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 T2

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Falkia canescens C.H.Wright appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
unknown [10], Kenya K000405843 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1907: 54 (1907)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Hedberg, I., Kelbessa, E., Edwards, S., Demissew, S. & Persson, E. (eds.) (2006). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 1-690. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.

Not accepted by

  • Verdcourt, B. (1957). Notes on East African Convolvulaceae (part I). Kew Bulletin 12: 334-347. [Cited as Falkia dichondroides Baker.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C. H. Wright in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1907 : 54 (1907).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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