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Convolvulus crispifolius F.Muell.
Family Convolvulaceae
Convolvulus crispifolius F.Muell. APNI*

Description: Perennial with short, trailing branches; stems wiry, terete, moderately to densely hairy, becoming less hairy with age.

Leaves somewhat variable in shape and size from base to tip of stem; basal leaves with lamina ovate to oblong-ovate to triangulat-ovate, lacking distinct basal lobes, 1–2 cm long, 4–18 mm wide, base truncate to shallowly cordate; upper leaves 0.5–2.5 cm long, 4–15 mm wide, apex acute to truncate, margins unevenly crenate to bluntly serrate, moderately to densely hairy; petiole 2–5 mm long.

Inflorescence 1-flowered, solitary in the leaf axils; peduncle terete, 2–12 mm long, moderately to densely sericeous with appressed to loosely ascending hairs. Sepals to 4.5 mm long, moderately to densely ciliate, sericeous outside. Corolla funnel-shaped, 5–6 mm long, 6–8 mm diam., white to pink.

Capsule globular to globular-ovoid, 4–4.5 mm long, 4–4.5 mm diam., glabrous; fruiting pedicels not conspicuously recurved. Seeds 2.4–3 mm long, surface finely punctate with low, irregular ridges.


Flowering: Mostly spring to summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Southern parts of the Flinders Ranges, Eyre and Yorke Peninsulas (SA); Murray-Mallee district (Vic) and south-western NSW.

Mostly found on sandy or sandy-loam soils, commonly in mallee scrub and on sandhills.
NSW subdivisions: SFWP, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. N.T. S.A.
AVH map***

Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: R.W. Johnson (2001)

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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