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About the book

These pages are an English translation of a booklet published for the National Convolvulaceae Collection, managed by the Hauts de Seine county council and located in Chatenay Malabry near Paris, France.

Landrein, S. 2001. 'Ipomees, Liserons, Volubilis et autres Convolvulacées'. 62 p.

It was written to provide an introduction to the collection but also to the family; its taxonomy, distribution and horticulture. It is organized according to the different growth types within the family, which despite being widely associated with the twining habit are also very diverse.

Stictocardia beraviensis

Stictocardia beraviensis flower 

The booklet is here divided into ten 'pages'

  1. Introduction
  2. Convolvulaceae family
  3. Identification tree
  4. Large woody climbers
  5. Herbaceous climbers
  6. Herbaceous
  7. Trees and shrubs
  8. Invasive and endangered species
  9. Different growth types in tropical areas
  10. References
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith