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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to KwaZulu-Natal.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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

Note
This genus differs from Ipomoea as follows: Stamens inserted on triangular, large (more or less 2×2 mm.) glandular pilose scales situated near the base of the corolla tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with a very short beak persistent in fruit.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style articulated at the base, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit indehiscent, more or less woody.

Native to:

Angola, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Paralepistemon Lejoly & Lisowski appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 56: 196 (1986)

Accepted by

  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1986). Paralepistemon, nouveau genre de Convolvulaceae d'Afrique tropicale Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 56: 195-197.
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1987). Paralepistemon curtoi (Rendle) Lejoly & Lisowski comb. Nov. (Convolvulaceae) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 57: 271-274.
  • 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

  • in Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 56: 196 (1986).

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