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Bonamia media (R.Br.) Hallier f.
Family Convolvulaceae
Bonamia media (R.Br.) Hallier f. APNI*

Synonyms: Bonamia linearis (R.Br.) Hallier f. APNI*

Description: Perennial vine with trailing stems to c. 30 cm long, villous.

Leaves ovate, 1–2.5 cm long, 5–15 mm wide, apex narrowly obtuse to rounded, base rounded to cordate, villous; petiole 2–7 mm long.

Flowers solitary or occasionally in 2- or 3-flowered cymes; pedicels 2–3 mm long. Sepals ovate to ± lanceolate, 4–6 mm long; apex acute and ± recurved. Corolla funnel-shaped, 8–15 mm long, white, rarely blue or pink.

Capsule ovoid, 4–5 mm long, pilose at the apex; seeds glabrous.


Flowering: summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows on red and yellow sands and loams, chiefly north from Bourke district.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, NFWP
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
AVH map***

This species has been confused with B. linearisi, which is a distinct species in northern Aust.

Text by R. W. Johnson
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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