R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 483 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Australian bindweed.
Perennial with trailing and twining stems; leaves ovate to oblong, 15-70 x 3-30 mm, acute or obtuse, mucronulate, base hastate or sagittate, basal lobes entire or occasionally with a secondary pair of lobes, terminal lobe entire, sparsely to densely hairy, with more or less appressed hairs.
Inflorescence cymose, 1-3-flowered: peduncle 5-50 mm long; bracteoles linear, acute, 2-4.5 mm long; pedicels shorter than the peduncle, 4-12 mm long; outer sepals elliptic to orbicular, apex rounded and shortly apiculate, sericeous; inner sepals similar or slightly smaller corolla pink, 8-13 mm long, mid-petaline band hairy: stamens 5, inserted 2.5-3.5 mm above the base of the corolla; filaments free for 2.5-4 mm; ovary ovoid; style 3.5-5.5 mm long.
Capsule globular, with a persistent style base, 4.5-6.5 diam 4 seeds black or dark-brown, verrucose, glabrous, 4-5 mm long.
S.Aust.: NW, LE, NU, GT, FR, EA, EP, NL, MU, YP, SL, KI, SE. All States.
Flowering time: through — out the year, mainly Sept. — Nov.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
A vigorous robust form, with a corolla 15-20 mm long, occurs in the FR, NL, YP and SL regions. It may prove to be specifically distinct.
Not yet available