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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
Astripomoea lachnosperma (Choisy) Meeuse

[FZ]

Convolvulaceae, Maria Leonor Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 8:1. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial, erect or trailing herbs or subshrubs, covered with a conspicuous indumentum of soft stellate hairs on all vegetative parts, peduncles, bracteoles, pedicels and sepals.
Morphology Stem
Stems usually simple or branched upwards, often firm to stout.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; lamina usually ovate, oblong to subcordate, entire or coarsely dentate-sinuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences cymose, few to many-flowered or by reduction occasionally 1-flowered; cymes axillary but often forming terminal leafy panicels at the apices of the stems; bracteoles often small; pedicels usually short.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, usually more or less unequal, often ovate or oblong to lanceolate; outer ones often dorsally subcarinate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, purple or violet or white with a purple centre, limb spreading almost entire; midpetaline areas well-defined.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included, unequal in length.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen spherical spinulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk annular at the base of the ovary.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary bilocular, 4-ovuled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas bicapitate or oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-valved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4, hairy.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial, woody or annual, erect or trailing herbs covered with a conspicuous indumentum of stellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in lax or dense cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal, ovate to lanceolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, purple or violet or white with a purple centre
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen spinulose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stigma
Stigmas bicapitate or oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-valved
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4, hairy.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 4, hairy.
Distribution
Genus of about 12 species mainly confined to Africa, also in Arabia .
Note
A. tubiflora (Hall. f.) Verdc., an erect shrubby herb with white corolla and 7.5–11 cm long corolla-tube, occurs in the north-eastern Kenya/Ethiopia border area, just outside the Somali border.
Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, covered with an indumentum of stellate hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in lax to dense cymes, or solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal or the outer shorter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, purple, mauve or white, or white with purple centre
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled, with 4 ovules; stigmas capitate or oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule dehiscing by 4 valves

Native to:

Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Astripomoea A.Meeuse appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bothalia 6: 709 (1957 publ. 1958)

Accepted by

  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.
  • 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.
  • Heine, H. in Hutchinson, J. & Dalziel, J.M. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Tropical Africa, second edition 2: 335-352 + 496. Crown Agents for Oversea Governments and Administrations.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
  • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
  • Thulin, M. et al. in Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Convolvulaceae Flora of Somalia 3: 221-258. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1958). Notes on African Convolvulaceae (part II) Kew Bulletin 13: 185-197.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Verdcourt in Kew Bull. 13: 189.
  • in Bothalia 6: 709 (1958)

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Bothalia 6: 709 (1958).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Bothalia 6 : 709 (1958)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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