Evolvulus nummularius (L.) L.

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Evolvulus nummularius

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Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park

Evolvulus nummularius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Evolvulus nummularius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Evolvulus nummularius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Evolvulus nummularius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Convolvulus nummularius L.
Evolvulus dichondroides Oliv.
Volvulopsis nummularius (L.) Roberty
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Status: Native
Description:
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.
Notes: Somewhat resembles Dichondra micrantha but with larger more conspicuous white flowers.
Derivation of specific name: nummularius: circular, coin-like (referring to the leaves)
Habitat: Dry forest and dense thicket or in disturbed areas on alluvial soils.
Altitude range: Up to 1050 m
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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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Content last updated: Saturday 16 August 2014
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 12 - 14.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 43.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Evolvulus nummularius.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=113970, retrieved 28 October 2020

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