Convolvulus tedmoorei R.W.Johnson APNI*
Description: Perennial with trailing stems; stems coarse, terete, moderately to sparsely hairy.
Leaves fairly uniform in shape from base to tip of stem; lamina ovate to broadly ovate or oblong-triangular in outline, 2–5 cm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex rounded to emarginate, base cordate, margins crenate, shallowly lobed in basal leaves, more deeply lobed in upper leaves, sparsely to moderately hairy with crisped, appressed to loosely ascending hairs; petiole 10–40 mm long.
Inflorescences 1–2-flowered, solitary or in pairs in the leaf axils; peduncle terete, 7–30 mm long, with crisped, appressed to weakly ascending hairs. Sepals sometimes hairy with ascending hairs. Corolla funnel-shaped, c. 7 mm long, c. 8 mm diam., pink or pinkish-white.
Capsule globose, 6–7 mm long, 6–7 mm diam., glabrous; fruiting pedicels not conspicuously recurved. Seeds 3.5–3.8 mm long, finely punctate with numerous, laterally compressed and wavy tubercles; not distinctly winged.
Flowering: Late winter into spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Rare. Found on the floodplains of the Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers on self-mulching grey clay soils.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SFWP, NFWP
Threatened species: NSW TSCA: Endangered
Text by Peter G. Wilson
Taxon concept: R.W. Johnson (2001)
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