Convolvulus cordifolius Thunb.
Convolvulus paniculatus A.Rich.
Convolvulus penicellatus A.Rich.
Convolvulus penicillatus A.Rich.
Convolvulus quinqueflorus Vahl
Convolvulus schweinfurthii Engl.
Convolvulus farinosus is a herbaceous, perennial climbing plant producing numerous long, slender stems from a perennial rootstock. The stems twine around other plants for support or scramble along the ground[
The edible leaves are sometimes harvested from the wild for local consumption. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
Western Mediterranean; East Africa - Eritrea, Ethiopia south to southern Africa, Madagascar and Reunion.
Upland grasslands and in cultivated areas, at elevations from 1,300 - 2,600 metres[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
The plant can become a troublesome weed of farmland within its native range[
Leaves - cooked and used as a vegetable[
]. Young leaves are picked, cooked alone or with other vegetables such as amaranth or cowpeas, coconut milk or pounded groundnuts are added and then the whole is eaten with ugali or rice[
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