Operculina turpethum (L.) Silva Manso

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Notes: The capsule dehisces by a lid (or operculum).
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Habitat: Waste places and swamps.
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical East Africa (just reaching the extreme N of the FZ region), tropical Asia, Polynesia and the Mascarenes; introduced elsewhere
Mozambique distribution: Z
Growth form(s): Climber, perennial.
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Content last updated: Saturday 15 September 2007

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 44 - 45. (Includes a picture).

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

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: Species information: Operculina turpethum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=168620, retrieved 5 March 2024

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