Watsonia 6: 298 (1967) APNI
Glabrous, twining perennial. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 4–10 cm long, 2–8 cm wide, apex acuminate, base sagittate to hastate, margins undulate, basal lobes entire to shallowly lobed; petiole 1.5–5 cm long. Flowers with peduncles 3–12 cm long, much longer than petioles; bracteoles ovate, 1.5–2 cm long, apex acute, longer than and enclosing calyx, overlapping only toward base; sepals to c. 1.5 cm long; corolla 4–6 cm long, white or pinkish. Capsule ovoid to subglobose, 7–8 mm long. Flowers spring and summer.
CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, HNF, HSF, LoM, NIS, OtP, OtR, Strz, VRiv, VVP, WaP, WPro. A widespread, robust twiner of swamps, stream margins and urban waste areas.
Several subspecies have been described, but not all are universally recognised. The plants found in Victoria are referrable to subsp. roseata.
Some Victorian collections are somewhat intermediate between C. sepium and C. silvatica. A similar situation has been noted in New Zealand (Ogden 1978) where intermediates have been thought to be the product of hybridisation and introgression.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||native|
|Central Victorian Uplands||present||native|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||native|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|