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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
Operculina pteripes

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Large herbaceous twiners with stems, peduncles and petioles often winged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually large, in one- to few-flowered axillary cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, large, often enlarged in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped or campanulate, white or yellow
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pollen
Pollen smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-locular, each loculus with 2 ovules; style simple; stigma biglobular
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule large, the outer layer splitting around the middle, the top part or lid separating from the lower part, and the inner layer bursting irregularly
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds up to 4, large, pilose or glabrous, blackish.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Large herbaceous twiners.
Morphology Stem
Stems, peduncles and petioles often winged.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petioled; lamina entire, angular often cordate at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually large, in one to few flowered axillary cymes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts often large, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, large, pergameneous to coriaceous, mostly glabrous, often ventricose, often enlarged in fruit and ultimately with an irregularly lacerate margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla broadly funnel-shaped or campanulate, white or yellow, glabrous or with the midpetaline bands hairy outside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, included, anthers large, often longitudinally twisted; pollen ellipsoid, smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary bilocular, each loculus 2-ovuled; style simple; stigma biglobular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule large, the outer layer splitting around the middle, the upper or lid separating from the lower part, and the inner layer bursting irregularly.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds up to 4, pilose or glabrous, blackish.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicaragua, Niue, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Queensland, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Windward Is., Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Jamaica, Mauritius, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion

Operculina Silva Manso appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Subst. Braz.: 16 (1836)

Accepted by

  • Austin, D. F. & M. Costea in Zuloaga, F. O., O. Morrone, & M. J. Belgrano (2008). Convolvulaceae Catálogo de las plantas vascualres del Cono Sur 2: 1936-1966. Missouri Bot. Garden.
  • Austin, D. F. (1982). Flora of Ecuador 15: 3-99. Botanical Institute, University of Göteborg, Riksmuseum, Stockholm.
  • Austin, D.F. & Cavalcante, P.B. (1982). Convolvuláceas da Amazônia Publicações Avulsas do Museo Goeldi 36: 1-134.
  • 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.
  • Austin, D.F. in Dassanayake (ed.) (1980). Rev. Handb. Fl. Ceylon Convolvulaceae A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 1: 288-363. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Austin, D.F. in Lasser, T. (1982). Convolvulaceae Flora de Venezuela 8(3): 15-226. Fundación Educación Ambiental.
  • Austin, D.F. in Steyermark, J., Berry, P.E., Holts, B.K. (eds). (1998). Convolvulaceae Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana 4: 377-424. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • 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.
  • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
  • Fang, R.-Z. & Staples, G. (1995). Convolvulaceae Flora of China 16: 271-325. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
  • Fosberg, F.R. & Sachet. M.-H. (1977). Flora of Micronesia 3: Convolvulaceae Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 36: 1-34.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Hill, A.W. & Sandwith, N. in Williams, R.O. (1953). Fl. Trinidad & Tobago Convolvs. Flora of Trinidad and Tobago 2(4): 210-240. Government Printing Office, Port-of-Spain.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meisner, C.F. in Martius, C.F.P.von & auct. suc. (eds.) (1869). Convolvulaceae Flora Brasiliensis 7: 199-370.
  • Mill, R.R. (1999). Fl. Bhutan Convolvulaceae Flora of Bhutan 2(2): 834-862. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Ooststroom, S.J. van & R.D. Hoogland (1953). Convolvulaceae Flora Malesiana 4: 388-512. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Sachet, M.-H. (1975). Fl. Marquesas Convolvulaceae Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 23: 27-34.
  • Smith, A.C. in Smith, A.C. (1991). Fl. Vitiensis Nova Convolvulaceae Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 5: 41-69. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • 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., Simões, A.R. & Austin, D.F. (2020). A monograph of Operculina (Convolvulaceae) Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 105: 64-138.
  • Thulin, M. et al. in Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Convolvulaceae Flora of Somalia 3: 221-258. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
  • Wagner, W.L. & D.H. Lorence in Wagner, W. L. & D. H. Lorence. (2002-ongoing). Fl. Marquesas CNV - April 2012 2002-. Flora of the Marquesas Islands website. Smithsonian Institution & National Tropical Bot. Garden.
  • Yamazaki, T. (1993). Fl. Japan Convolvulaceae Flora of Japan IIIa: 195-205. Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Enum. Subst. Brazil. 16 (1836)
  • van Ooststr. in Blumea 3: 361 (1939), Fl. Males., ser. 1, 4: 454 (1953).

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Enum. Subst. Bras.: 16 (1836).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Enum. Subst. Bras. : 16 (1836)

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