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Convolvulaceae

Convolvulaceae Juss. - Morning Glory Family

1. Convolvulus arvensis

Common names: Bindweed, ollaig, fatgha, oleiq

Extract from Wikipedia article: Convolvulus arvensis (field bindweed) is a species of bindweed in the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae), native to Europe and Asia. It is a climbing or creeping herbaceous perennial plant growing to 0.5–2 m high. The leaves are spirally arranged, linear to arrowhead-shaped, 2–5 cm long and alternate, with a 1–3 cm petiole. The flowers are trumpet-shaped, 1-2.5 cm diameter, white or pale pink, with five slightly darker pink radial stripes. Flowering occurs in the mid-summer, when white to pale pink, funnel-shaped flowers develop. Flowers are approximately 0.75-1 in. (1.9-2.5 cm) across and are subtended by small bracts. Fruit are light brown, rounded and 1/8 in. (0.3 cm) wide. Each fruit contains 2 seeds that are eaten by birds and can remain viable in the soil for decades.

LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis(?)) on roadside in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) near Wahhab (State) Mosque. Doha, Qatar, September 6, 2014
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkFlower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) eaten by insects on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkPink flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkBlooming Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkWhite flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkPink flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkFlower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkBlooming Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkCaterpillar eating flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkClose up of a flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkTwo flowers of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkPink flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkMoth on a white flower of Morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkMorning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus arvensis) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015

2. Convolvulus cephalopodus

Common names: bindweed, morning glory, Khatme

LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkFlower of desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkDesert species of Morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus?) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkFlower of a desert species of Morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus?) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkBlooming desert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkDesert species of morning glory (bindweed, Convolvulus cephalopodus) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkBindweed (Convolvulus cephalopodus)(?) at entrance of Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkMorning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) in sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkBasal rosette of leaves of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 11, 2016
LinkRosette of leaves of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) with flower buds on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkHairy flower buds of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkMorning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) with emerging flowers on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on roadside in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkBlooming seedling of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on roadside in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkMorning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) against blue sky on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) against blue sky on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkMorning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) with flowers on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkBlooming plants morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkFlowers of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkLower view morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkUpper view morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkPlants of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkPink flowers of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkLower view of pink flowers of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkWhite flowers of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkPink flowers of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkMasses of pink flowers of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkBlooming of morning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkMorning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) with white flowers on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkMorning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) with light pink flowers on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkMorning glory (Convolvulus cephalopodus) with masses of pink flowers on a gravel plain in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016

3. Convolvulus fatmensis Kunze

(Convolvulus amblyocalyx, Convolvulus hastatus)

Common names: oleiq

LinkFlower bud of bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn (Water Well) near Simaisma. Qatar, April 18, 2014
LinkClose up of shoots of bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkBindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkProstrate species of bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkFruits of bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkFruits of bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) taken from a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBlooming bindweed Convolvulus fatmensis in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkFlower of bindweed Convolvulus fatmensis in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkFlower and fruits of bindweed Convolvulus fatmensis in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkSeedling of bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan). North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkSeedlings of bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, January 22, 2016
LinkBlooming bindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkBindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) with a flower in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, February 26, 2016
LinkBindweed (Convolvulus fatmensis) with a flower extracted from windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, February 26, 2016

4. Convolvulus auricomus (A. Rich) Bhandari

(Convolvulus capitatus, Convolvulus faurotii, Convolvulus glomeratus, Ipomoea auricoma)

Common names: oleiq

LinkFlowers of bindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkFlower buds of bindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkSeedling of bindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkSeedlings of bindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) on roadside of Salwa Road near Mukaynis. Qatar, November 27, 2015
LinkBlooming bindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) on roadside of Salwa Road near Mukaynis. Qatar, November 27, 2015
LinkFlower of bindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) on roadside of Salwa Road near Mukaynis. Qatar, November 27, 2015
LinkBlooming bindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) under a fence on roadside of Dukhan Road. Shahaniya, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkBindweed (Convolvulus glomeratus, Convolvulus auricomus) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, January 16, 2016

5. Convolvulus pilosellifolius Desr.

Common names: bindweed, morning glory, rakham, malbo, melbow

LinkFlowers of bindweed (morning glory, Convolvulus pilosellifolius) in sand near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkBlooming bindweed (Convolvulus pilosellifolius(?)) on side of Al Luqta Street, near to Education City. Doha, Qatar, April 11, 2014
LinkFlower of bindweed (Convolvulus pilosellifolius(?)) taken from a sandy area between Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, December 18, 2015
LinkCrested form (abnormal growth, forma cristata) of bindweed (Convolvulus pilosellifolius)(?) on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016

6. Convolvulus prostratus Forssk.

(Convolvulus heterotrichus, Convolvulus microphyllus, Convolvulus parvifolius, Convolvulus pluricaulis, Convolvulus scindicus, Convolvulus spicifolius, Evolvulus ferrugineus, Evolvulus pilosus, Ipomoea microphylla)

Common names: Bushy bindweed, khatmi

LinkDesert species of morning glory (Convolvulus prostratus)(?) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 31, 2012
LinkBindweed (Convolvulus prostratus, morning glory) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus, morning glory) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) with white flowers on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
LinkBindweed (Convolvulus prostratus(?)) in a wadi on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, September 20, 2014
LinkBlooming bushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus)(?) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of bushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus)(?) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
LinkBindweed Convolvulus prostratus(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkFlowers of bindweed Convolvulus prostratus(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus)(?) from a roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus)(?) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) with flowers in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkBushy bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkBlooming bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkFlower of bindweed (Convolvulus prostratus) on roadside of Salwa Road near Mukaynis. Qatar, November 27, 2015

7. Cressa cretica L.

(Cressa arabica, Cressa australis, Cressa ballii, Cressa humifusa, Cressa indica, Cressa intermedia, Cressa loscosii, Cressa microphylla, Cressa monosperma, Cressa villosa)

Common names: didyma, nedaiwa, neddewa, Rosin Weed, alkali weed, Senebiera, shuwal

LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) taken from northern corner of crossing of Al Corniche and Al Markhiya streets in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 22, 2014
LinkFlower buds of Rosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) taken from northern corner of crossing of Al Corniche and Al Markhiya streets in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 22, 2014
LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) blooming on northern corner of crossing of Al Corniche and Al Markhiya streets in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 4, 2014
LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) taken from northern corner of crossing of Al Corniche and Al Markhiya streets in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 4, 2014
LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) on Al Markhiya Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2014
LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) at entrance of Film City in Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkBlooming Rosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkBlooming Rosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) with stone fence background in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) growing in a silty depression Thaghab Al Majda near a road to Zubara. Qatar, December 5, 2015
LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
LinkBlooming rosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
LinkRosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) on white background on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
LinkMasses of plants of rosin Weed (Cressa cretica, local names Senebiera, didyma, nedaiwa) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016

8. Cuscuta chinensis Lam.

(Cuscuta americana, Cuscuta aphylla, Cuscuta capillaris, Cuscuta carinata, Cuscuta exigua, Cuscuta fimbriata, Cuscuta hyalina, Cuscuta maritima, Cuscuta sulcata, Grammica aphylla, Grammica chinensis, Pentake chinense)

Common names: dodder, Hamool, hamoul

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cuscuta chinensis Lam. is a parasitic plant in the family Convolvulaceae. It is native to China and was first described in 1786.

LinkDodder (Cuscuta chinensis) parasitizing on alfalfa in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkDodder (Cuscuta chinensis) with flowers parasitizing on alfalfa in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014

9. Cuscuta pedicellata Ledeb.

(Cuscuta arabica, Cuscuta ciliaris, Cuscuta epithymum, Cuscuta turcomanica)

Common names: dodder, Hamoul, Urooq, Hamool

LinkDodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkDodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkDodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) spreading on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkFlowers of Dodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkClose up of flowers of dodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkClose up of fruits of dodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkFruits of dodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, February 20, 2015
LinkClose up of dodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkDodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, March 14, 2015
LinkDodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, August 21, 2015
LinkDodder Cuscuta pedicellata(?) spreading around grass tufts on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, August 21, 2015

10. Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.

(Batatas batatas, Batatas edulis, Batatas glaucifolius, Batatas wallii, Batatas xanthorhiza, Convolvulus acuminatus, Convolvulus batatas, Convolvulus candicans, Convolvulus chrysorhizus, Convolvulus cordatifolius, Convolvulus cordifolius, Convolvulus edulis, Convolvulus esculentus, Convolvulus essequebensis, Convolvulus glaucifolius, Convolvulus macrorhizus, Convolvulus panduratus, Convolvulus platanifolius, Convolvulus roseus, Convolvulus scaber, Convolvulus septangularis, Convolvulus tuberifer, Convolvulus tuberosus, Convolvulus varius, Ipomoea alba, Ipomoea candicans, Ipomoea catesbaei, Ipomoea davidsoniae, Ipomoea edulis, Ipomoea fastigiata, Ipomoea glaucifolia, Ipomoea mucronata, Ipomoea purpusii, Ipomoea scabra, Ipomoea vulsa, Ipomoea wallii, Pharbitis forskoeli, Tirtalia pandurata)

Common names: morning glory, sweet potato

Extract from Wikipedia article: The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) is a dicotyledonous plant that belongs to the family Convolvulaceae. Its large, starchy, sweet-tasting, tuberous roots are a root vegetable. The young leaves and shoots are sometimes eaten as greens. Ipomoea batatas is native to the tropical regions in America. Of the approximately 50 genera and more than 1,000 species of Convolvulaceae, I. batatas is the only crop plant of major importance—some others are used locally, but many are poisonous. The sweet potato is only distantly related to the potato (Solanum tuberosum) and does not belong to the nightshade family.

LinkFlower of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
LinkShoot of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) on Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
LinkFlower of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) taken from Al Sham Street(?) in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, February 4, 2016
LinkLeaves of cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) on Al Muhandiseen Street in Al Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, February 25, 2016
LinkField of cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) in a small kitchen garden on Al Muhandiseen Street in Al Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, February 25, 2016

11. Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet

(Batatas cavanillesii, Batatas pulchella, Batatas senegalensis, Batatas venosa, Cleiemera guinensis, Convolvulus bellus, Convolvulus cairicus, Convolvulus cavanillesii, Convolvulus digitatus, Convolvulus heptaphyllus, Convolvulus limphaticus, Convolvulus longiflorus, Convolvulus lupulifolia, Convolvulus lymphaticus, Convolvulus mucronatus, Convolvulus pendulus, Convolvulus quinquelobus, Convolvulus tenuifolius, Convolvulus tuberculatus, Convolvulus venosus, Convolvulus vittatus, Ipomoea bouvetii, Ipomoea cavanillesii, Ipomoea digitifolia, Ipomoea frutescens, Ipomoea funaria, Ipomoea heptaphylla, Ipomoea mendesii, Ipomoea palmata, Ipomoea pendula, Ipomoea pentaphylla, Ipomoea pulchella, Ipomoea quinqueloba, Ipomoea senegalensis, Ipomoea stipulacea, Ipomoea tuberculata, Ipomoea tuberculosa, Ipomoea tuberosa, Ipomoea vesiculosa, Tirtalia quinqueloba)

Common names: Mile-a-minute Vine, Messina Creeper, Cairo Morning Glory, Coast Morning Glory

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ipomoea cairica morning glory has many common names, including Mile-a-minute Vine, Messina Creeper, Cairo Morning Glory, Coast Morning Glory and Railroad Creeper. This vining perennial has palmate leaves and large, showy white to lavender flowers. Each fruit matures at about 1 cm across and contains hairy seeds.

LinkCoast morning glory (Ipomoea cairica) at Salah Al Deen Street, Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, June 1, 2013
LinkCoast morning glory (Ipomoea cairica) carpeting a wall on Salah Al Deen Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda neighborhood. Doha, Qatar, January 31, 2014
LinkFlowers of coast morning glory (Ipomoea cairica) on Salah Al Deen Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda neighborhood. Doha, Qatar, January 31, 2014
LinkCoast morning glory (Ipomoea cairica) on Salah Al Deen Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2014

12. Ipomoea carnea

Common names: pink morning glory

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ipomoea carnea, the pink morning glory, is a species of morning glory. This flowering plant has heart-shaped leaves that are a rich green and 6–9 inches long. It can be easily grown from seeds which are toxic and it can be hazardous to cattle; the toxicity is related to the bioaccumulation of selenium species in leaves but mostly in seeds

LinkPink morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkFlowers of pink morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBlooming pink morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkPink morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) with flowers in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkClose up of a flower of pink morning glory (Ipomoea carnea) with flowers in a park at Al Markhiya Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015

13. Ipomoea pes-caprae

Common names: beach morning glory, railroad vine, bayhops, goats foot creeper

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ipomoea pes-caprae, also known as Beach Morning Glory or Goat's Foot, is a common pantropical creeping vine belonging to the family Convolvulaceae. It grows on the upper parts of beaches and endures salted air. It is one of the most common and most widely distributed salt tolerant plants and provides one of the best known examples of oceanic dispersal. Its seeds float and are unaffected by salt water.

LinkBeach morning glory (railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae) on a concrete fence on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkFlowers of beach morning glory (railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae) on a concrete fence on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkBlooming beach morning glory (railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae) on a concrete fence on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkBlooming beach morning glory (railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae) on a concrete fence on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
LinkFlower of beach morning glory (railroad vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae) on a concrete fence on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014

14. Jacquemontia pentanthos (Jacq.) G. Don

(Convolvulus azureus, Convolvulus canescens, Convolvulus pentanthos, Convolvulus penthanthus, Convolvulus violaceus, Ipomoea canescens, Jacquemontia azurea, Jacquemontia canescens, Jacquemontia elongata, Jacquemontia houseana, Jacquemontia violacea)

Common names: Skyblue clustervine

LinkFlowers of ornamental plant skyblue clustervine (Jacquemontia pentanthos) on Al Amir Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
LinkSkyblue clustervine (Jacquemontia pentanthos, ornamental vine) on Al Amir Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016

15. Merremia dissecta (Jacquin) Hallier f.

(Convolvulus dissectus, Convolvulus kleinii, Convolvulus pauciflorus, Convolvulus reniformis, Convolvulus variabilis, Ipomoea arnottiana, Ipomoea dissecta, Ipomoea diversifolia, Ipomoea prunetii, Ipomoea sinuata, Ipomoea subpedata, Ipomoea thonningii, Ipomoea verrucosa, Operculina dissecta, Tirtalia dissecta)

Common names: Alamo Vine

LinkAlamo Vine (Merremia dissecta)(?) on Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2014
LinkAlamo Vine (Merremia dissecta)(?) with fruits on Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2014
LinkAlamo Vine (Merremia dissecta)(?) on Al Abeer Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016

16. Merremia tridentata (L.) Hallier f.

(Convolvulus oligodontus, Convolvulus tridentatus, Evolvulus tridentatus, Ipomoea angustifolia, Ipomoea tridentata, Merremia alatipes, Merremia hastata, Xenostegia tridentata)

Common names: African morningvine, arrow-leaf morning glory

LinkArrow-leaf Morning Glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) near a water leakage site near sand processing plant near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, November 13, 2015
LinkWhite flowers of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) near a water leakage site near sand processing plant near Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, November 13, 2015
LinkWhite flowers of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
LinkBlooming arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
LinkHabitat of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Housing Community near a hospital. Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
LinkLarge white flowers of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
LinkMasses of white flowers of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
LinkThree white flowers of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
LinkTwo white flowers of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015
LinkClose up of a white flower of arrow-leaf morning glory (African morningvine, Merremia tridentata, Xenostegia tridentata) on northern corner of Umm Enaig Housing Community near a hospital (Jeri Al Ramli). Al Khor, Qatar, November 14, 2015

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Acknowledgements

QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.