Calystegia affinis Endl. APNI*
Description: Glabrous, perennial creeping or climbing vine.
Leaves with sagittate lamina 4–9 cm long, 3.5–7 cm wide; apex acute to slightly acuminate, mucronulate; petiole 5–12 cm long.
Flowers solitary on pedicels 4–13 cm long, equal to or longer than petioles; bracteoles broad-ovate to suborbicular, cordate, obtuse to rounded, 1.2–1.5 cm long, slightly longer than the calyx. Corolla 2.5–3.5 cm long, pink or white.
Fruits globular, to c. 9 mm long.
Distribution and occurrence: Endemic to Lord Howe and Norfolk Islands; very rare on Lord Howe.
NSW subdivisions: LHI
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Critically Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Critically Endangered
Text by P.S. Green
Taxon concept: Flora of Australia vol. 49 (1994)
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