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Convolvulus remotus R.Br.
Family Convolvulaceae
Convolvulus remotus R.Br. APNI*

Description: Perennial with trailing and twining branches; stems terete, sparsely to densely appressed hairy.

Leaves fairly uniform in shape from base to tip of stem; lamina ovate or oblong, 1–8 cm long, 5–40 mm wide, apex acute to obtuse and finely mucronate, base hastate or sagittate, basal lobes entire or rarely with short recurved lobes, margins entire with no ascending lobes, sparsely to densely hairy with appressed silvery hairs; petiole 2–20 mm long.

Inflorescence 1–2(-3)-flowered, solitary in the leaf axils; peduncle filiform, 5–42 mm long, moderately to densely hairy with appressed hairs. Sepals to 6.5 mm long, silky. Corolla funnel-shaped, 8–13 mm long, 8–20 mm diam., pink.

Capsule globose 5.5–8.5 mm long, 5–7 mm diam., glabrous; fruiting pedicels not conspicuously recurved. Seeds 3–4.8 mm long, with anastomosing ridges and tubercles and continuous or discontinuous wing-like structures at the margins.


Flowering: Throughout the year, but mainly spring to early summer.

Distribution and occurrence: Mainly found on the far western plains of NSW and the western parts of Vic, with scattered records from Qld and NT, but widespread in SA and common in parts of WA.

Found on a variety of soils from clays to sand dunes, mostly in chenopod shrublands or Acacia open shrublands or woodlands.
NSW subdivisions: NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: Qld S.A.
AVH map***

Text by R. W. Johnson
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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