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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula.
Falkia oblonga Krauss

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Prostrate perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade oblong, orbicular or reniform, sometimes cordate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, axillary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate, joined at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, plicate, ± lobed, longer than the calyx
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 4-lobed; each lobe with one ovule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Styles 2, gynobasic; stigmas capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-lobed; lobes subglobose, 1-seeded
Distribution
A small genus of three species confined to Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Dwarf, prostrate perennial herbs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, solitary, axillary, peduncled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals broad, ovate, forming a short tube, subequal, accrescent. Calyx shorter than the corolla tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla funnel-shaped, plicate, shortly and broadly 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, included; filaments linear, anthers oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary deeply 4-lobed with an ovule in each lobe, hairy; styles 2, gynobasic, almost equalling the corolla tube; stigmas capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 4-lobed; lobes subglobose, single-seeded.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia

Falkia Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Nov. Gen. Pl.: 17 (1781)

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.
  • Baker, J.G. & C.H. Wright in Thiselton Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1904). Convolvulaceae Flora Capensis 4(2): 45-87.
  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • 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.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1993). Les Convolvulaceae dans la flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 38: 351-400.
  • Meeuse, A.D.J. & W.G. Welman (2000). Convolvulaceae Flora of Southern Africa 28: 1-138. Botanical Research Institute, Department of Agriculture.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Suppl. Pl.: 30 (1782).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Suppl. Pl. : 30 (1781)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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