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2. Calystegia R. Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holt. 483. 1810. Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9:433.1845, Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 4:217.1883, Brummitt in Kew Bull. 29:499.1974.
[nom. cons.]


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Calystegia hederacea

Credit: S. Hameed

Prostrate, sprawling to twining herbs, perennial. Leaves often sagittate or hastate with rounded, angular or lobed bases, mostly glabrous. Flowers axillary, solitary or few-flowered cymes. Bracts 2, large, ovate to elliptic, enveloping the calyx, persistent. Sepals 5, subequal, ovate to oblong, herbaceous. Corolla white or pink, campanulate or infundibuliform. Stamens 5, epipetalous. Ovary 1-celled with 4 ovules, style 1, stigmas 2, oblong or elliptic, complanate. Fruit capsular, ovoid to globose. Seeds smooth or verrucose, black.

A genus of c. 25 species in the temperate and the tropical regions of both the hemispheres. 1 species has been reported from Pakistan.

Lower Taxon


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