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This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. & S. U.S.A. to Tropical & Subtropical America, Mascarenes, Australia, New Zealand.
Dichondra sericea

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade cordate-reniform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, solitary in the leaf-axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate-spathulate, scarcely joined at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla campanulate, minute, deeply 5-fid, a little shorter than the calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary deeply 2-lobed, each lobe with 2 ovules; styles two, gynobasic; stigmas capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2-lobed; lobes subglobose, usually 1-seeded
Distribution
A small genus of about five species, one of which is widely spread throughout the warmer parts of both hemispheres.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades cordate-reniform, petiolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, solitary in leaf-axils
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate-spathulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla somewhat shorter than calyx, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-lobed, each lobe with 2 ovules; styles 2; stigmas capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 2-lobed, each lobe with 1 seed.
Distribution
Some fifteen species, one of which widespread in warmer parts of the world.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small prostrate perennial herbs, glabrous or softly hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves simple, petiolate, cordate-circular or reniform, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, solitary, axillary, pedicellate; bracteoles 2, minute, subulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, more or less free, scarcely jointed at the base, subequal, ovate-spathulate, somewhat accrescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla widely campanulate, deeply 5-lobed, not longer than the calyx, hirsute outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, shorter than the corolla; filaments filiform; anthers small; pollen smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary deeply bi-lobed; each lobe with 2 ovules; styles 2, gynobasic and inserted between the lobes, short, filiform; stigmas capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule bi-lobed; lobes subglobose, membranous, usually single-seeded, indehiscent or irregularly bivalved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, smooth.

Doubtfully present in:

Panamá, Qinghai

Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, California, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Florida, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, Illinois, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rodrigues, Réunion, South Australia, South Carolina, Tasmania, Texas, Uruguay, Victoria, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Albania, Angola, Azores, Belgium, Brazil North, Burundi, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, China South-Central, China Southeast, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Egypt, Ethiopia, Free State, Great Britain, Greece, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Caledonia, Northern Provinces, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Qinghai, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Dichondra J.R.Forst. & G.Forst. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Char. Gen. Pl.: 39 (1776)

Accepted by

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  • Austin, D. F. (1982). Flora of Ecuador 15: 3-99. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Austin, D.F. & S. Ghazanfar in E. Nasir & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1979). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Pakistan 126: 1-64.
  • Austin, D.F. (1975). Convolvulaceae Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 62: 157-224.
  • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies.
  • Baker, J.G. & C.H. Wright in Thiselton Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1904). Convolvulaceae Flora Capensis 4(2): 45-87.
  • Bianchini, R.S., Ferreira, P.P.A. in Forzza, R.C. et al. (2010). Convolvulaceae Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro.
  • Bosser, J. & H. Heine (2000). Fl. Mascar. Convolvulaceae Flore des Mascareignes 127: 1-63. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
  • Britton, N. (1918). Flora of Bermuda: 1-585. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York.
  • Dempster, L. T. in Hickman, J. C. (ed.) (1993). Convolvulaceae The Jepson Manual, higher plants of Cilfornia: 516-522. Univ. California Press.
  • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain in Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Convolvulaceae Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 331-351. Conservatoire et Jardin Botanique de la ville de Genève.
  • Fang, R.-Z. & Staples, G. (1995). Convolvulaceae Flora of China 16: 271-325. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Fernald & Rollins in Fernald, M.L. with R. C. Rollins (1950). Gray's Manual of Botany, 8th edition: 1177-1185. Dioscorides Press.
  • Gagnepain & Courchet in H. Lecomte (1915). Flore Indo-Chine Convolvulaceae Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 4: 228-313.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Green, P.S. (1994). Convolvulaceae Flora of Australia 49: 305-310. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • 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. (1984). Fl. Nouv. Caléd. & Dépend. Convolvulaceae Flore de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et Dépendances 13: 1-91. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • 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.
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  • Matuda, E. in Matuda, E. (1966). Las Convolvulaceas del estado de Mexico Las Convolvulaceae del estado de Mexico: 1-56. Govierno del Estado de Mexico, Direccion de Agricultura y Ganaderia.
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  • Mill, R.R. (1999). Fl. Bhutan Convolvulaceae Flora of Bhutan 2(2): 834-862. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Miller, A.G. & M. Morris in Miller, A.G. & M. Morris (2004). Ethnofl. Soqotra Archipel. Convolvulaceae + Cuscutaceae Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago: 516-524. Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
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  • Staples, G. (with P. Traiperm) (2010). Convolvulaceae Flora of Thailand 10: 330-468. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Tan, K. & J. Zielinski in Davis, P.H. (ed.) (2000 publ. 2001). Convolvulus additions to Fl. Turkey, suppl. 2 Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 11: 186. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
  • Tharp, B.C. & M.C. Johnston (1961). Recharacterization of Dichondra (Convolvulaceae) and a revision of the North American species. Brittonia 13: 346-360.
  • Thulin, M. et al. in Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Convolvulaceae Flora of Somalia 3: 221-258. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Valentine, D.H. et al. in Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Convolvulaceae Flora Europaea 3: 74-83. Cambridge University Press.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
  • Yamazaki, T. (1993). Fl. Japan Convolvulaceae Flora of Japan IIIa: 195-205. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 65.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Char. Gen.: 39, t. 20 (1776).
  • Tharp. & M. C. Johnston in Brittonia 13: 347 (1961).

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Char. Gen.: 39, t. 20 (1776)
  • Tharp & M. C. Johnston in Brittonia 13 : 347 (1961)

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