Convolvulus sabatius subsp. mauritanicus (Boiss.) Murb. (Syn: Convolvulus mauritanicus Boiss.; Convolvulus sabatius var. atlanticus Ball; Convolvulus sabatius var. mauritanicus (Boiss.) Sa’ad);

 

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Morning Glory For ID : Nairobi,Kenya : 09AUG16 : AK-04 : 04/04 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Morning Glory with small blue flowers seen in Nairobi last month (August’ 2016)

Cultivated, potted plant.

Kindly read as 08AUG16 in the post.


It looks very close to Evolvulus pilosus


Thanks for suggested id.
On searching, it looks close to Convolvulus mauritanicus also.
This is just a suggested id.


I will go with … for Evolvulus pilosus as per the following links:
http://www.larkmannurseries.com.au/www/content/default.aspx?cid=2406


sorry to say but except for the color of the flower nothing else matches.

not the leaves: their shapes, interval between the leaves on the twig, not the trailing nature of the stems/twigs and the flower petals themselves … here its crisp thin tightly open in the pictures in the links the petals are sort of blousy, folded, and periphery is not a tight circle as in the case presented.

I donot know what it can be  but its not matching what’s showing in the links.

one thing i can think of that can cause such differences MAY be //possibly… is all the pictures in the links are from nurseries, they may have been feeding, and pruning the stems, to produce such tight rosettes of leaves and such larger petals that are folding over.

AND continue to look inside the flower…looks a  bit different from the links


Could it be Convolvulus mauritanicus as per the link 
Sorry I have been travelling and unable to reply to all my mails.


 

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Convolvulus sabatius subsp. mauritanicus (Boiss.) Murb. 

Syn: C. mauritanicus Boiss. 
Commonly grown ornamental, woody-stemmed trailing perennial with oval to ovate-cordate leaves hairy on upper surface (glabrous in subsp. sabatius), light blue to purple flowers lighter in center, 2.5-5 cm in diam, calyx with long spreading hairs (appressed hairs in subsp. sabatius).
Clicked from Nursery in Sunnyvale, California, July 20, 2014.


 

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