Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.

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Evolvulus nummularius

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Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Convolvulus nummularius L.
Evolvulus dichondroides Oliv.
Volvulopsis nummularius (L.) Roberty
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Prostrate perennial with pubescent stems rooting at the nodes. Leaf lamina 5-20 mm, circular; apex obtuse; base cordate or truncate; petiole grooved above. Flowers solitary, axillary. Sepals 2.5-3 mm, ciliate. Corolla white, ± rotate, deeply lobed. Capsule spherical, 4(-2)-seeded. Seeds glossy.
Derivation of specific name: nummularius: circular, coin-like (referring to the leaves)
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa and tropical America; recorded for Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique in the FZ region
Mozambique distribution: MS
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West African Plants database: Evolvulus nummularius

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Evolvulus nummularius.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113970, retrieved 25 July 2014

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