Calystegia soldanella (L.) R.Br.

Sea Bindweed

Prodr. 484 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: vulnerable (v)

Glabrous perennial with trailing or rarely twining stems. Leaves more or less reniform, 1.5–4 cm long, 2–6 cm wide, somewhat fleshy, apex rounded to emarginate, often mucronate, base cordate, margins undulate; petiole 1–6 cm long. Flowers with peduncles 1.5–7 cm long, as long as or longer than petioles; bracteoles broad-ovate, 1–1.5 cm long, apex obtuse or rounded, slightly shorter than the calyx; sepals 0.8–1.6 cm long; corolla 3–5 cm long, white, pink or purplish. Capsule ovoid, 12–15 mm long, acute. Flowers spring and summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, OtP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW (including Lord Howe Island), Tas. An uncommon sand-binding trailer of coastal dunes, mostly eastward from Lakes Entrance, with isolated westerly records for Apollo Bay, Wilsons Promontory and Walkerville.

Source: Jeanes, J.A. (1999). Convolvulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-02-13
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
genus Calystegia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Calystegia soldanella in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calystegia soldanella in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory