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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Twining plant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in pedunculate cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, a little unequal, ovate, acute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla campanulate, open, 5-lobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5; filaments short, filiform, springing from the base of glabrous fleshy scales; pollen spinose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled; style simple; stigma bicapitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule indehiscent (or tardily dehiscent ?)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds granular.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania

Lepistemonopsis Dammer appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 331 (1895)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in P.O.A. C : 331 (1895)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0