Calystegia sepium subsp. roseata Brummitt

Watsonia 6: 298 (1967) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

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.

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.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-08-13
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 sepium subsp. roseata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Calystegia sepium subsp. roseata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Warrnambool Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native