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A large family of dicotyledonous plants in the order Polemoniales characterized by internal phloem, the presence of chlorophyll, two ovules per carpel, and plicate cotyledons.
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Includes Morning Glory. Aggressive vine with funnel-shaped flowers with 5 fused petals. Roots and young shoots used medicinally on some types as survival food and purgative, (causing the body to purge itself), but flowers overall not recommended for consumption because of hallucinogenic compounds. Be careful with these. Some are toxic, some aren’t. Too many for this book too explain. Do research.
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Doenca de deposito lisossomal induzida pelo consumo de Ipomoea verbascoidea (Convolvulaceae) em caprinos no semiarido de Pernambuco.
Bedellia somnulentella (Zeller) (Lepidoptera: Bedelliidae) es una plaga especialista de Convolvulaceae. Los danos a las plantas hospederas ocurren durante la fase larval, minando hojas jovenes y maduras.
Apically twining climbers do not require specialized structures to climb successfully and have evolved in several families (Hergarty & Caballe, 1991), including those with the largest number of species here: Dioscoreaceae, Fabaceae, Malpighiaceae, and Convolvulaceae. Tendrilling was the second-most prevalent climbing mechanism we found, and in cerradao was almost equivalent in frequency to apical twining.
Classes FAMILIES SPECIES Monocotyledones Poaceae Phragmites australis Hordeum murinum Lolium multiflorum Paspalum distichum Avena sterilis Bromus hordeaceus Poa annua Graminees indeterminees Typhaceae Typha anguistifolia Cyperaceae Scirpus maritimus Dicotyledones Convolvulaceae Calystegia sepium Plantaginaceae Plantago Lanceolata Iridaceae Iris pseudacurus Fabaceae Trifolium repens Polygonaceae Polygonum lapathifolium Rumex conglumeratus Apiaceae Apium nodiflorum Asteraceae Sonchus teneremu Chenopodiaceae Chenopodium sp.
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Las familias botanicas donde se capturaron la mayoria de las familias de abejas fueron Asteraceae, Cactaceae, Fabaceae, Rosaceae y Scrophulariaceae; mientras que en las que se recolectaron abejas de solo una familia fueron: Malvaceae con Andrenidae; Acanthaceae, Convolvulaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Lamiaceae, Papaveraceae, Plantaginaceae y Passifloraceae con Apidae; Brassicaceae y Zygophyllaceae con Halictidae.
Genetic diversity and conservation of Ipomoea microdactyla (Convolvulaceae): an endemic vine from the Bahamas, Cuba, and southeastern Florida.
As familias Typhaceae e Thurniaceae so ocorreram no rio Acara, nos maiores valores de condutividade eletrica do gradiente, enquanto Vitaceae e Convolvulaceae so ocorreram no outro extremo do gradiente, no rio Cuiuni (Figura 3 a).
Shankpuspi Herb Whole plant Convolvulaceae KUH-434 Coriandrum sativum L.