Convolvulus recurvatus subsp. recurvatus

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Perennial herb with trailing or twining stems, moderately to sparsely hairy. Mid-stem leaves triangular to broadly ovate in outline, 6–35 mm long, 4–20 mm wide, moderately to deeply lobed (digitate), apex obtuse, rounded or truncate, base truncate to cordate, glabrous to moderately hairy, hairs loosely appressed to spreading; petiole 2–20 mm long. Flowers 1 or 2; peduncles 5–25 mm long; pedicels 3–6(–8) mm long, recurved in fruit, shorter than peduncles; bracteoles linear, 0.8–2.5 mm long; sepals obovate to elliptic or orbicular, 3.5–5 mm long, moderately to densely hairy; corolla funnel-shaped, 6–8 mm long, pink or white. Capsule globose, 4–5.5 mm diam.; seeds finely punctate, with numerous laterally compressed, wavy tubercles and an irregular, narrow discontinuous wing, glabrous. Flowers mostly late winter to early spring (but spasmodic throughout the year).

LoM, MuM, RobP. Also SA, NSW. Apparently rare, confined to far north-west Victoria (e.g. Wyperfeld and Hattah National Parks, Red Cliffs near Mildura), where known from four collections, the most recent from 1977. Recorded from heavier soils (e.g. margins of lakes and watercourses), often associated with Eucalyptus largiflorens.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-09-01
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-28
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Convolvulus recurvatus subsp. recurvatus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Convolvulus recurvatus subsp. recurvatus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Robinvale Plains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales