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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Africa to Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan to India.
Seddera suffruticusa

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small prostrate to erect shrubs or suffrutices, neber climbing, intricately branched, more or less pubescent; the old branches sometimes becoming spinescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves variously shaped, entire, small, usually with medifixed hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous, axillary, solitary or aggregated into few-flowered clusters or pedunculate dense few-flowered cymes or in terminal spines or panicles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracteoles
Bracteoles usually small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals acute or obtuse, subequal or the outer ones slightly larger.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla small, funnel-shaped, the limb usually shallowly lobed; the midpetaline areas hairy at least at the tips.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted low down in the corolla tube; filaments filiform, dilated at the base and often appendaged; anthers oblong; pollen smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk absent or small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled, hairy above; style bifid almost or quite to the base; stigmas more or less peltate and orbicular, sometimes bilobate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-valved.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds dark brown or black, glabrous.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small intricately branched herbs or subshrubs with prostrate or erect branches; the old branches sometimes becoming spinescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves small, variously shaped, usually with medifixed hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pentamerous axillary or in terminal spikes or dense few-flowered cymes
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals acute or obtuse, subequal
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla small, funnel-shaped, lobes usually short
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-locular, 4-ovuled, hairy above; style bifid, usually to the base; stigmas ± peltate, sometimes bilobed
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-valved.

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small shrubs, subshrubs or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves entire, commonly with medifixed hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers axillary or terminal, sessile or pedunculate, solitary or aggregated to form heads, spikes, cymes, racemes or panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, obtuse or acute at the apex, subequal or the outer ones larger
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla commonly white, rarely yellow or pink to blue, funnel-shaped, shallowly lobed; midpetaline areas hairy at least at the tips
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–5, ± equal, included
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-celled, with 2 ovules in each cell, hairy all over or only above; styles 2, included, sometimes fused at the base; stigmas ± peltate to club-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-valved or fruit sometimes indehiscent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds ovoid to trigonous, black or dark brown, glabrous.
Distribution
Genus of some 28-29 species in Africa, the Arabian peninsula and eastwards to India.

Doubtfully present in:

Morocco

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Gulf States, India, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Seddera Hochst. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Flora 27(Bes. Beil.): 7 (1844)

Accepted by

  • Andrews, F.W. in Andrews, F.W. (1956). Convolvulaceae The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 102-125. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • Austin, D.F. & S. Ghazanfar in E. Nasir & Ali, S.I. (eds.) (1979). Convolvulaceae Flora of West Pakistan 126: 1-64.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
  • 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.
  • Sebsebe Demissew & R.R. Mill (2009). Revision of the genus Seddera (Convolvulaceae) Kew Bulletin 64: 197-233.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • in Flora 27, Beih: 7, t. 5 (1844).

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • in Flora 27, Beil. : 7, t. 5 (1844)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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