Lepistemon Blume

First published in Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind.: 722 (1826)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical Africa, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to NE. Australia.


Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China Southeast, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, New Guinea, Nigeria, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Is., Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Andrews, F.W. in Andrews, F.W. (1956). Convolvulaceae. The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 102-125. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • 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.
  • Clarke, C.B. in Hooker, J.D. (1883). Fl. Br. India Convolvulaceae. Flora of British India 4: 179-228 + 734.
  • Fang, R.-Z. & Staples, G. (1995). Convolvulaceae. Flora of China 16: 271-325. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Johnson, R.W. (2012). Convolvulaceae. Australian Plant Census Council of Heads of Australian Herbaria.
  • Khan, M.S. (1985). Fl. Bangladesh Convolvulaceae. Flora of Bangladesh 30: 1-59. Bangladesh National Herbarium, Dhaka.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi). Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae. Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Staples, G. (with P. Traiperm) (2010). Convolvulaceae. Flora of Thailand 10: 330-468. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.
  • Staples, G.W. (2007). A synopsis of Lepistemon (Convolvulaceae) in Australasia. Kew Bulletin 62: 223-232.
  • 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.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Fl. Males., ser. 1, 4: 489 (1953).
  • van Ooststr. in Blumea 5: 340 (1943)
  • —F.T.A. 4, 2: 115

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Bijdr. Fl. Neerland Ind.: 722 (1826).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bijdr. : 722 (1826)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Mar 1, 2008 de Wilde, W.J.J.O; Duyfjes, B.E.E.; Postar; Tawadong [142235] Malaysia K000224902 Yes
Jun 1, 2006 Darbyshire, I. [307] Cameroon K000339794 Yes
Dec 15, 2005 Middleton et al. [1673] Thailand K000271422 Yes
Jul 24, 2003 Barbon; Garcia; Fernando [9096] Philippines K000183092 Yes
Jul 1, 2003 Biye, E. [62] Cameroon K000008674 Yes
Jan 1, 1996 Cable, S. [154] Cameroon K000381577 Yes
Jan 1, 1996 Cheek, M. [5733] Cameroon K000381580 Yes
Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [396] Cameroon K000092505 Yes
Jan 1, 1969 Maitland, T.D. [396] Cameroon K000092504 Yes
Keay, R.W.J. [FHI28161] Nigeria K000044644 Yes
Keay, R.W.J. [FHI28161] Nigeria K000044645 Yes
Onochie, C. [34239] Nigeria K:SPC-27079.000 No
Beaman, J.H.; Beaman, R.S.; Decker, P.; Medley, K. [8608] Malaysia K001765909 Yes
Middleton, D.J.; Suddee, S.; Hemrat, C. [1599] Thailand K001765907 Yes
Balansa, B. [3544] Vietnam K001765905 Yes
Clarke, C.B. [42259] India K001765899 Yes
Robinson, C.B. [1762] Indonesia K001765912 Yes
Furuse, M. [3197] Japan K001765903 Yes
Beccari, O. [665] Indonesia K001765904 Yes
Onochie, C.F. [5237] Nigeria K:SPC-17698.000 No
Lowe, J. [2548] Nigeria K001765874 Yes
Sarasin [280] Indonesia K001765911 Yes
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.] Malaysia K001765908 Yes
Morton, J.K. [GC8156] Ghana K000044643 Yes
Sarasin [563] Indonesia K001765910 Yes
Sangkhachand, B. [35500] Thailand K001765906 Yes
Hooker, J.D.; Thomson, T. [s.n.] Bangladesh K001765900 Yes
Schweinfurth, G. [1430] Sudan K000097360 Unknown Type Material Yes
Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI5237] Nigeria K000044648 Yes
Lovi, N.K. [3950] Ghana K000044641 Yes
Rowland [s.n.] Nigeria K000097361 Type Yes
Baldwin, J.T. [10771] Liberia K000044640 Yes
Tweedie, E.M. [2909] Kenya K:SPC-25597.000 No
Binuyo, A.; Daramola, B.O. [FHI35497] Cameroon K000044650 Yes
Binuyo, A.; Daramola, B.O. [FHI35497] Cameroon K000044649 Yes
Adams, C.D. [5121] Ghana K000044642 Yes
Pyne, C.T. [31] Sierra Leone K000044639 Yes
Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI36076x] Nigeria K000044647 Yes


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