Convolvulus farinosus L. APNI*
Description: Herbaceous perennial, twining or prostrate; plant finely pubescent, the younger shoots often silvery.
Leaves with lamina triangular, 3–11 cm long, 3·8–6 cm wide, apex obtuse, acute or apiculate, base subsagittate to cordate, margin irregularly and shallowly crenate; petiole 1.5–6·5 cm long.
Inflorescence subumbellate, 1–6-flowered; peduncle to 9 cm long, pedicels 0.8–1·5 cm long; bracts minute. Sepals unequal, ovate to elliptical, 5–7 mm long, 3–5 mm wide. Corolla pale pink inside, white outside, 10–15 mm long.
Capsule subglobose with a persistent style base, 6–7 mm diam.; seeds black, finely scabrous.
Flowering: Flowering summer to autumn.
Distribution and occurrence: Native of Africa. Found in disturbed urban bushland at Loftus (southern Sydney).
NSW subdivisions: *CC
Text by Peter G. Wilson (2005)
Taxon concept: Flora Zambesiaca.
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