Calystegia marginata —Forest Bindweed—CONVOLVULACEAE

Calystegia marginata

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Habitat—Grows in moist gullies in sclerophyll forest and on rainforest margins, widespread on the coast and ranges.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Glabrous perennial with twining stems.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Cape Hawke, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Sea Acres National Park and Wingham Brush.

Leaves.— Lamina ovate to lanceolate, 3 to 10 cm long, 1.5m to 8 cm wide, acuminate with an acute apex, base sagittate to hastate, basal lobes toothed or shallowly lobed; petiole 2 to 8 cm long.

Calystegia marginata

Inflorescence—Solitary on peduncles equal to or shorter than petioles; bracteoles ovate to circular, apex rounded, ± mucronulate, 6 to 12 mm long, equal to or longer than the calyx. Corolla c. 2 cm long, white to pale mauve.

Flowering.—Spring to Summer

Fruit—Capsule globose, 5 to 7 mm long.

Ripe.—Summer to Autumn

Calystegia marginata