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Evolvulus Linnaeus. Dwarf Morning-glory.

Contributed by Keith A. Bradley and Alan S. Weakley

Key to Evolvulus

A genus of about 100 species, of tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate America.

ID notes:the inflorescence is technically a pedunculate dichasium, with 2 bracteoles at the summit of the peduncle (which is sometimes reduced or absent), each with a lateral branch in its axil, these branches (pedicels) each bearing a flower. The "peduncle + pedicel" (in the key) combination may elongate in fruit and in species keyed as shorter "stalked" may be longer than the subtending leaf in fruiting specimens.

Ref: Austin in FNA (in prep.); Harms (2014); van Ooststroom (1934); Ward (1968); Wilson (1960b). Show full citations.

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