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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa, Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Stems rather coarse, 0.25–1.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale cream-coloured, waxy in texture, 4–6 mm. long and 4–9 mm. broad, usually broader than long and becoming more depressed as the capsule matures, arranged in few-flowered cymes; pedicels shorter than the flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes broadly obtuse, adpressed to the corolla-tube in living material but not adhering to the corolla and rather spreading when dry.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 4–6 mm. long; lobes shorter than the tube, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens half as long as the lobes; filaments short and thick.
Morphology General Scales
Scales nearly always present, rather thick, reaching to the base of the stamens and adnate to the corolla-tube over a large triangular area; sinuses occurring at the base or about halfway up the tube; fringing variable in amount.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles short and rather thick, up to 1 mm. long and 0.3 mm. broad, often reflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule depressed-globose, at length splitting around the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds subglobose, pale yellow-brown or blackish when dry, 1.5–2 mm. long.

Doubtfully present in:

Somalia

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Cuscuta kilimanjari Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tweedie, E.M. [801], Kenya 11180.000
Bullock, A.A. [3863], Zambia 17216.000
Verdcourt, B. [1539], Tanzania 17693.000
Thomas, A.S. [1647], Sudan 17694.000
Bally, P.R.O., Kenya 27051.000
Greenway, P.J. [10181], Tanzania 3452.000
Ash [1533], Ethiopia 35777.000
Hepper, F.N. [6711], Kenya 43237.000
Polhill, R. [2307], Tanzania 5504.000
Johnston, H.H. [86], Tanzania K000426038 Unknown type material

First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 2: 343 (1887)

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.
  • 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.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
  • Getachew Aweke & S. Edwards (2006). 159B. Cuscutaceae Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 232-234. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Cuscutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 130-135. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.
  • Rendel, A.B. (1908). Notes on African Convolvulaceae. - III Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 46: 177-184. James Britten.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1963). Convolvulaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-161.
  • Yuncker, T.G. (1932). The genus Cuscuta Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club 18: 113-331. New York Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Andrews, F.W. in Andrews, F.W. (1956). Convolvulaceae The Flowering Plants of the Sudan 3: 102-125. T.Buncle & co., LTD., Arbroath, Scotland.
  • Deroin, T. (2001). Convolvulaceae Flore de Madagascar et des Comores (Plantes Vasculaires) 171: 11-287. Typographie Firmin-Didot et Cie., Paris.
  • Getachew Aweke & S. Edwards (2006). 159B. Cuscutaceae Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 5: 232-234. 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.
  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Bak. & Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 4 (2) : 205 (1906).
  • Bullock in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1933 : 92 (1933).
  • Meeuse in Bothalia 6 : 650 (1958).
  • Oliv. in Trans. Linn. Soc, Bot., ser. 2, 2 : 343 (1887).
  • Verdc. in E. Afr. Agr. Journ. 18 : 85 (1953).
  • Yuncker in Mem. Torr. Bot. Club 18 : 187, fig. 58 (1932).

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