6999.000 Operculina Silva Manso

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987) Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1)

Description of the genus

Large herbaceous twiners. Stems, peduncles and petioles often winged. Leaves petioled; lamina entire, angular often cordate at the base. Flowers usually large, in one to few flowered axillary cymes. Bracts often large, caducous. Sepals 5, large, pergameneous to coriaceous, mostly glabrous, often ventricose, often enlarged in fruit and ultimately with an irregularly lacerate margin. Corolla broadly funnel-shaped or campanulate, white or yellow, usually glabrous. Ovary bilocular, each loculus 2-ovuled. Fruit capsule large, the outer layer splitting around the middle, the upper or lid separating from the lower part, and the inner layer bursting irregularly. Seeds up to 4, pilose or glabrous, blackish.

Worldwide: 15 species throughout the tropics.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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turpethum (L.) Silva MansoZ

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Operculina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Operculina
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Operculina
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iNaturalist: Operculina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Operculina
JSTOR Plant Science: Operculina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Operculina
Plants of the World Online: Operculina
Tropicos: Operculina
Wikipedia: Operculina

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Operculina.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2191, retrieved 22 April 2024

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