All Floras      Advanced Search
Page 31 Login | eFloras Home | Help
Pakistan | Family List | Convolvulaceae

5. Dichondra Forst., Char. Gen. 39.t.20. 1776. Choisy in DC., Prodr. 9:451.1845, Merrill, Enum. Philipp. Fl. Pl. 3:357.1923, van Ooststroom in van Steenis, Fl. Males., ser. 1, 4:394.1953, Tharp & Johnston in Brittonia 13:346-360.1961, Austin in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 62:220.1975.


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Herbs with slender, glabrous or pubescent stems which are mostly repent. Leaves cordate-orbicular to reniform with long petioles small, entire. Flowers incospicuous, axillary, greenish-yellow, solitary and pedicellate. Corolla broadly campanulate, deeply 5-lobed, the lobes induplicate. Ovary bilobate, 4-ovuled, the lobes distinct or basally united. Styles 2, attached between the ovary lobes and appearing almost gynobasic. Fruit capsular or utriculate, membranous, usually 1-seeded, irregularly bivalvate or indehiscent. Seeds subglobose, smooth.

A small genus of about 12 species scattered throughout the tropics. One American species has been introduced in Pakistan.

Lower Taxon

Related Synonym(s):


Related Objects  

Flora of Chile  
  • PDF
  • PDF
    Flora of China  
  • PDF File
  • PDF

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |