Convolvulus microsepalus R.W.Johnson

Austrobaileya 2: 410 (1987) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: endangered (e)

Perennial herb with trailing or twining stems, moderately to sparsely hairy, glabrescent. Mid-stem leaves linear to oblong, sometimes triangular, hastate or sagittate, 10–45 mm long, 3–20 mm wide, apex bluntly acute to obtuse, mucronulate, base truncate to shallowly cordate, margins entire to slightly undulate, hairs sparse to dense, silvery, appressed; petiole 2–8 mm long. Flowers 1; peduncles 8–30 mm long; pedicels 3–12 mm long, recurved in fruit, shorter than peduncles; bracteoles linear to subulate, 0.7–1.8 mm long; sepals obovate to orbicular, 2–3(–3.5) mm long, glabrous to sparsely hairy; corolla funnel-shaped, 5–10 mm long, pink or white, with a creamish-green throat. Capsule globose to globose-ovoid, 5–7 mm diam.; seeds finely punctate, bearing prominent raised tubercles, with an interrupted wing, glabrous. Flowers spring and summer.

Also SA, NSW. In Victoria, apparently confined to the far north-west (Karadoc, Murray-Sunset NP) and apparently very rare. Recorded from Callitris gracilis and Eucalyptus largiflorens woodlands, sometimes on limestone-based soils.

Created by: Jeff Jeanes, 2015-09-01
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-12-28
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Solanales
genus Convolvulus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Convolvulus microsepalus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Convolvulus microsepalus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee extinct native
Murray Mallee extinct native
Robinvale Plains extinct native

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales