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13. Convolvulus cephalopodus Boiss., Diagn. Pl. Or. Nov. 1(7): 24. 1846. Sa’ad, l.c. 156.1967. (Fig. 3, B).


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

Convolvulus cephalopodus

Credit: M.Y. Saleem

  • Convolvulus baluchistanensis Biswas
  • Convolvulus sericeus Burm.

    Erect or decumbent, herb or undershrub, 14-50 cm tall, with a branched woody base. Branches stout, tomentellous. Leaves sessile, tomentose, the lower oblanceolate, 15-22 x 4-6 mm, attenuate, obtuse to subacute, the upper broadly elliptic to ovate, 6-10 x 5-8 mm, acute, or slightly mucronate, all leaf margins wavy, veins impressed, prominent on the lower surface, leaves sometimes plicate. Flowers white-pink, axillary, up to 4 in a cymose head. Peduncle 5-23 mm long, tomentose, hairs mostly patent. Bracteoles ovate, acute, c. 8 mm long, with spreading hairs. Sepals unequal, the outer 8 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, inner c. 7 mm long, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, all sepals densely tomentose. Corolla c. 15 mm long. Stamens unequal. Ovary glabrous but hairy at the top. Style c. 2.5 mm long, stigma c. 5 mm long, filiform. Capsule c. 4 mm long, subglobose, glabrous but apically hairy. Seeds 2.5 mm long, minutely pubescent.

    Fl. Per.: Feb. April.

    Type: Iran, Makran, Aucher-Eloy 4949 (holo.: G-Boiss. , iso. :W).

    G-2 Baluchistan: Makran Dist.: 5 miles from Gwader on way to Sunstar, M. Qaiser, Ibrar Hussain & Asad 995 (KUH), c. 65 miles from Pasni on way to Gwader, Abdul Ghafoor & M. Qaiser 211 (KUH), Pasni, Biswas 30 (K, iso. of Convolvulus baluchistanensis), Purari, coast of Baluchistan, 11/1890, Pierce s.n. (K).

    Distribution: Endemic to Iran and SW. Baluchistan.

    Not common in Pakistan.


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