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Polymeria calycina R.Br.
Family Convolvulaceae
Polymeria calycina R.Br. APNI*

Description: Perennial with trailing and twining stems, moderately to densely pubescent.

Leaves with lamina linear, elliptic to ovate-oblong, 1–6.5 cm long, 3–20 mm wide, apex barely acute to rounded and emarginate, base cordate-sagittate to auriculate, margins entire, ± pubescent; petiole 5–35 mm long.

Inflorescence 1–3-flowered. Sepals unequal, outer broadly ovate-cordate 6–12 mm long, 5–8 mm wide, inner shorter, narrower and acuminate. Corolla funnel-shaped, 7–15 mm long, limb 7–19 mm diam., purple-violet, with paler hairy mid-petaline bands and a paler yellowish green throat.

Capsule obovoid to globose, laterally compressed, 4–6 mm diam.; seeds pubescent.


Habit
Photo J. & P. Edwards

Flower
Photo D. Hardin

Herbarium
Sheet

Flowering: throughout year, mainly spring–autumn.

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassy woodland in coastal districts; north from Batemans Bay.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC
Other Australian states: Qld W.A. N.T.
AVH map***

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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