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8. Convolvulus scindicus Stocks in Hook., Kew J. Bot. 4:173. 1852. non Boiss., Diagn. 1856., Boiss., Fl. Or. 1.c. 90, Clarke, .l.c. 217 , Burkill, Work. List Pl. Baluch. 53.1909, Sabnis in J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 4,2:69.1924, Blatter, Mc Cann & Sabnis, Fl. Indus Delta 20.1929, Rech. f.,1 .c. 11 , Jafri, Fl. Kar. 269. 1966, Stewart, Ann. Catalogue Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 573. 1972. (Fig. 2, C).


National Herbarium, Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad. ( Now at Newnham College, Cambridge, England.)

Convolvulus scindicus

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Convolvulus brachyphyllus Boiss.
  • Ipomoea sindica (Stocks) Stapf

    Branched perennial shrubs and undershrubs, 30-60 cm tall. Branches rigid, densely pubescent, velutinous. Leaves 5-10 mm long, sessile, densely tan-tomentose, obovate to suborbicular, thick, somewhat succulent, single or in groups of 2-4, veins furrowed, margin undulate, apex obtuse to sub-acute , leaves sometimes plicate. Flowers in fulvous-sericeous, subsessile heads, 15-20 mm across. Bracts ovate-elliptic, densely rust-tomentose. Sepals 6-8 mm long, lanceolate, densely rusty-villous. Corolla c. 12 mm long, hirsute on the folds outside, tube glabrous. Ovary glabrous, seed 1, dark brown, glabrous.

    Fl. Per.: March-December.

    Type: Pakistan, Sind, Garrah, Stocks 433.

    Baluchistan: E-5 Sibi, Kazmi s.n. (PES), G-4 Karachi to Dadu, Lamond 810 (E), G-5 Sind, Thano Bulle Khan, 13-12-1956, Norris & Dick-Peddie s.n. (RAW), stony hills, nr. T.B. Khan, Jafri 3712 (KUH, E), 6 miles from T.B. Khan on way to Hyderabad, Qaiser, Raza & Hussain 575 (KUH), T. B. Khan, Ali 98 (KUH), 13 miles from T.B. Khan, Kazmi s.n. (PES).

    Distribution: Endemic to Pakistan.

    A xerophyte, gro wing on dry sandy or lime soils in the Sind and Baluchistan areas.


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