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Convolvulus siculus L. , it is an annual plant, Stems simple or branched, ascending, prostrate or somewhat erect, up to 60 cm tall, pilose with brownish hairs. Leaf-blade oblong-lanceolate, up to 5 cm long and 2 cm wide, acute or acuminate at the apex, cuneate or truncate at the base, sparingly pilose; petiole about 1 cm long. Inflorescence 1–3-flowered; peduncle up to 2.5 cm long; bracts long and elliptic or small and linear; pedicels about 6–10 mm long. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, 5–6 mm long , 1.5–2 mm wide, acute, pilose. Corolla white tinged bluish-lilac, about 6 mm long. Capsule about 6 mm in diameter. Seeds black, roughened, about 2 mm long.  Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Mar-Jun,   Vern:————,   Phytochoria: MED+SA+SZ, The native range of this species is Macaronesia, Medit. to Iran and Tanzania, Arabian Peninsula, India.  Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Jabal Nafusa Al-Jabal Al-Akhder Marmarica Plateau
Gebel Nafousa, near Ragrag ejween 1970  Msallata (Shaafeen) 2008 Msallata National Park (Shaafeen) 2013   Msallata-Garaboulli Province 2020 Wadi El Kouf, Wadi El-Teir, (24 km) W. Derna to Susa, Gubba 1967  Al-Bakur, near Tocra 1968  El-kouf area 1984  Wadi Al-Agar 1999  Wadi Zaza 2003  Wadi El-Kouf 2014  Wadi Om-El-Amaym 2019 Al-Tamimi 1968


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1977) Flora of Libya, Convolvulaceae Vol. (45 ) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Mahklouf, M.H., Sherif, A.S., Betelmal, A.G. (2020) Floristic Study and Species Diversity of Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 7 / Issue 3 ISSN: 2348-7313. Journal homepage:, Msallata-Garaboulli Province in Libya 2020
El-farse, M.H. (2019) Study of the vegetation of Wadi Om-El-Amaym in Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar region. Master Thesis- department of environmental science and engineering, Academy of post graduate studies, Benghazi, Libya. (In Arabic)  
El-Mokasabi, F M. (2014) Floristic Composition and Traditional Uses of Plant Species at Wadi Al-kuf, Al-Jabal Al-Akhder, Libya. American-Eurasian J. Agric. & Environ. Sci., 14 (8): 685-697, 2014, ISSN 1818-769,IDOSI Publications,2014DOI:10.5829/idosi.aejaes.2014.14.08.12375. Plant Species at Wadi Al-kuf 2014
Al-Masalati, N. A. A. (2013) Plant diversity across the altitudes of the Msallata National Park Reserve Mountains. Master Thesis. Botany Department-College of Science-University of Benghazi-Libya. (In Arabic)  
Mohammed, S.A.H. (2008) A taxonomic and ecological study of the plants of the Shaafin Reserve in Masalatah. Master Thesis. Department of Biology-Faculty of Arts and Sciences-Al-Mirqab University. Al-Khums. Libya. (In Arabic)  
El-Barasi, Y. M., EI-Sherif, l. M. & Gawhari, A. M. H.(2003) Checklist and analysis of the flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza at AI-Jabal AI Akhdar (Cyrenaica, Libya). Bocconea 16 (2): 1091-1105. 2003. – ISSN 1120-4060.  , flora and vegetation of Wadi Zaza 2003_compressed
Al-Hamadi R.I.(1999) Floristic and ecological study of Wadi Al-Agar, Master Thesis, Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Botany Department-Faculty of Science-Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya. (In Arabic)  
ACSAD (1984) Wadi Al-Kouf National Park Studies Project. Arab Center for the Studies of Arid Zones and Dry Lands.