Calystegia marginata R.Br.

Forest Bindweed

Prodr. 483 (1810) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous, twining perennial. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 3–10 cm long, 1.5–8 cm wide, apex acuminate, base sagittate to hastate, margins undulate, basal lobes toothed or shallowly lobed; petiole 2–8 cm long. Flowers with peduncles to c. 8 cm long, equal to or shorter than the petioles; bracteoles more or less orbicular, 6–10(–12) mm long, apex rounded to emarginate, often minutely mucronate, equal to or longer than calyx; sepals 5–7 mm long; corolla c. 2 cm long, white to pale mauve. Capsule globose, 5–7 mm long. Flowers spring and summer.

EGL, EGU, GipP, GGr, HFE, HSF, OtP, OtR, Strz, VVP, WaP, WPro. Also Qld, NSW (including Lord Howe Island). New Zealand. A slender twiner of moist forests, gullies and riparian herbage.

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, 2020-01-22
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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 marginata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calystegia marginata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Greater Grampians present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Highlands-Far East present native

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New South Wales