Convolvulus angustissimus R.Br.

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herb with trailing and twining stems. Leaves variable in shape and size, basal leaves petiolate, blade ovate to oblong, sometimes triangular or linear, 5–35 mm long, 2–15(–20) mm wide, apex acute or obtuse, base tapering to cordate, margin entire, undulate, irregularly crenate or shallowly lobed, moderately hairy to more or less glabrous; petiole 2–20 mm long. Flowers 1 or rarely 2; peduncles 4–50 mm long; pedicels 3–23 mm long, recurved in fruit; bracteoles linear to narrowly ovate, 1–4 mm long; sepals obovate to elliptic, (3.5–)4–6.5 mm long, glabrous or ciliate; corolla funnel-shaped, 9–25 mm long, pink, rarely white. Capsule globose to globose-ovoid, 4–7.5 mm diam., style-base persistent; seeds finely punctate, reticulate or smooth, glabrous. Flowers mostly Sep.–Apr.

CVU, DunT, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, SnM, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Widespread and common throughout much of Victoria mostly in grassland and grassy woodland.

Four subspecies are recognised, 3 occur in Victoria

This species has been included in a broadly circumscibed C. erubescens.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-08-14
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-27
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Convolvulus angustissimus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Convolvulus angustissimus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory