Sims, Curtis's Bot. Mag. 27:t. 1067 (1807).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Australian bindweed, pink bindweed.
Perennial with trailing and twining stems; leaves very variable in shape, ovate to oblong-lanceolate in outline, 15-55 x 3-35 mm, acute to rounded, emarginate, base hastate or sagittate, with 2 pairs of basal lobes, terminal lobe undulate to lobed, lobes becoming more distinct and linear towards the base, moderately to sparsely hairy with erect or ascending hairs.
Inflorescence cymose 1- or 2- rarely 3-flowered; peduncle 5-50 mm long; bracteoles linear to ovate-elliptic, 1-3 mm long; pedicel shorter than the peduncle, 2-15 mm long; outer sepals elliptic or orbicular, apex obtuse and reflexed, mucronate, 4-6.5 mm long; moderately to densely hairy with erect to ascending hairs; inner sepals similar to the outer in shape; corolla funnel-shaped, pink to reddish-purple, 7-11 mm long, mid-petaline band hairy; stamens 5, inserted 1-2 mm above the base of the corolla; filaments free for 2-3 mm; ovary ovoid; style 2-3 mm long.
Capsule globular, with a persistent style base, 4-6 mm diam.; seeds black or dark-brown verrucose, glabrous or pubescent, 3-4.5 mm long.
Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 556.
Flowering time: throughout the year, mainly July — Oct.
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