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Convolvulaceae

Convolvulaceae is also known as the Morning Glory Family. It is from the order of Solanales. This family includes about 67 genera and and and about 1,296 species.

The members of Convolvulaceae are mostly herbaceous vines, but there include trees and shrubs. Probably one of the better-known members is the sweet potato which has a starchy root, and it is consumed all over the world. And of course, Morning Glory is a well-known garden plant. The members of this family are both tropical and from temperate regions.

A most prominent feature of the members of the Convolvulaceae family is the funnel-shaped flowers. They are radially symmetrical corollas. Most members have five sepals and five fused petals. Convolvulaceae family member stamens are fused to the petals or epipetalous. They have winding stems as the name suggests in Latin convolvere. They usually contain latex. The roost is usually fibrous but sometimes tubers. The foliage is simple and alternate. No stipules present. The fruit is usually a capsule, berry, or a nut. And they usually contain about two seeds. Seeds of the Convolvulaceae species are used for medicinal properties. Some contain ergoline alkaloids. And some are sources for hallucinogenic drugs.

The genera in the Convolvulaceae family include:

Amphione
Aniseia
Anthanema
Aplostylis
Apopleumon
Argyreia
Astripomoea
Astrochlaena
Astromerremia
Baillaudea
Batatas
Blinkworthia
Bonamia
Bonamiopsis
Bonanox
Breweria
Breweriopsis
Bucharea
Calonyction
Calycobolus
Calystegia
Camonea
Cardiochlamys
Carpentia
Cassutha
Cladostigma
Cleiemera
Clitocyamos
Coiladena
Convolvuloides
Convolvulus
Cordisepalum
Cressa
Cryptanthela
Cuscuta
Cymonamia
Dastylepis
Davenportia
Decalobanthus
Dethardingia
Diatrema
Dichondra
Dichondropsis
Dicranostyles
Dimerodiscus
Dinetus
Dipteropeltis
Distimake
Ditereia
Duperreya
Elythrostamna
Emulina
Epilinella
Epithymum
Erimatalia
Eronema
Erycibe
Evolvulus
Exallosis
Exocroa
Exogonium
Falkia
Fissipetalum
Fraxima
Grammica
Gynoisa
Hewittia
Hildebrandtia
Humbertia
Hyalocystis
Hygrocharis
Idalia
Ipomaeella
Ipomoea
Iseia
Itzaea
Jacquemontia
Kadula
Kadurias
Kethosia
Kolofonia
Latrienda
Lepidostemon
Lepimenes
Lepistemon
Lepistemonopsis
Leptocallis
Lettsomia
Lizeron
Lobake
Lysiostyles
Maripa
Melascus
Merremia
Metaporana
Milhania
Modesta
Monogynella
Montejacquia
Moorcroftia
Morenoa
Mouroucoa
Navipomoea
Nemanthera
Nemepis
Nemostima
Neorthosis
Nephrophyllum
Neuropeltis
Neuropeltopsis
Odonellia
Operculina
Ornithosperma
Palmia
Pantocsekia
Paralepistemon
Pentake
Periphas
Perispermum
Petrogenia
Pfeifferia
Pharbitis
Piptostegia
Plesiagopus
Plesilia
Podaletra
Polymeria
Porana
Poranopsis
Prevostea
Pseudipomoea
Pterochlamys
Quamoclit
Quamoclita
Rapona
Rayeria
Reinwardtia
Remirema
Rhodorhiza
Rhodoxylon
Rivea
Sabaudiella
Saccia
Samudra
Sanilum
Schizanthoseddera
Schizojacquemontia
Sciadiara
Seddera
Sedderopsis
Shutereia
Spiranthera
Steripha
Stevogtia
Stictocardia
Stomadena
Strophocaulos
Stylisma
Symethus
Tereietra
Tetralocularia
Thyella
Tirtalia
Tremasperma
Tridynamia
Trivolvulus
Turbina
Turpethum
Volvulus
Wilsonia
Xenostegia

Morning Glory
Morning Glory or Ipomoea
Calystegia sepium
Calystegia sepium

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