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Pakistan | Family List | Convolvulaceae | Dichondra

Dichondra caroliniana Michx., Fl. Bor. Amer. 1:136. 1803. Tharp & Johnston in Brittonia 13:350.1961.

English Name: False Pennywort.


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

  • Dichondra evolvulacea var. carolinensis (Michx.) Poir. ex 0. Ktze.

    Prostrate herb, perennial, rooting at the nodes, pubescent. Leaves suborbicular to reniform, 1-3 cm wide, sparsely pubescent below. Flowers solitary, axillary. Sepals 2-3 mm long, pilose, spathulate-oblong. Corolla white to greenish-yellow, rotate-campanulate, shorter than the calyx. Fruit capsular, deeply 2-lobed, each lobe usually 1-seeded.

    Fl. Per.: March-May.

    Type locality: USA, South Carolina, Charleston. No type specimen known.

    Distribution: U.S.A., Bermuda, introduced in Pakistan.

    Mostly cultivated here as a ground cover, grows abundantly in shady places in the plains. In their native area in the Americas, these plants grow on disturbed sites and pinelands.


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