Seeds of South Australia
Convolvulus angustissimus ssp. peninsularum (Convolvulaceae)
Narrow-lobe Bindweed
List of species for Convolvulus
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Seed collecting:
January to April
Herbarium regions:
Flinders Ranges, Eastern, Eyre Peninsula, Northern Lofty, Murray, Yorke Peninsula, Southern Lofty, Kangaroo Island, South Eastern
NRM regions:
Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, Eyre Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Northern and Yorke, South Australian Murray-Darling Basin, South East
IBRA regions
Bridgewater (NCP01)Naracoorte Coastal Plain
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Lucindale (NCP03) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Kangaroo Island (KAN01)Kanmantoo
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))
Fleurieu (KAN02) 
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [localised; limestone areas; tolerates grazing; integrades; restricted habitat]
Mount Lofty Ranges (FLB01)Flinders Lofty Block
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(ii))   [localised; limestone areas; tolerates grazing; integrades]
Murray Mallee (MDD02)Murray Darling Depression
 Rare   (IUCN: RA d(i,ii))   [edge of range; possible miss-ID]
Wimmera (MDD05) 
 Least Concern
RSCA map:
Regional Species Conservation Assessments per IBRA subregion. Please click the thumbnail map.
AVH map:
Australian distribution map (external link)
SA Census:
Census of South Australian plants (external link)     [genus Convolvulus]
SA Flora:
Flora of South Australia Edition 5
Name derivation:
Convolvulus the Latin name of some bindweed, from 'convolvere' meaning to roll together or entwine. Angustissimus from the Latin 'angust' meaning narrow and the suffix 'issimus' meaning to the greatest degree; possibly referring to the shape of the leaves in the type form. Peninsularum from the Latin 'peninsula' meaning a narrow body of land, possible referring to the location of the type specimen collected from Yorke Peninsula.
Found on the Eyre Peninsula, Yorke Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula, Dudley Peninsula, Mount Lofty Ranges and the South-east in South Australia growing on seashores and coastal cliffs and extends inland, mainly in heathlands and grasslands. May possible be in Victoria. 
Native. Common in South Australia.
Plant description:
Trailing and twining herb with very variable leaf shape. Basal leaves ovate to oblong, soon becoming lobed. Lower stem leaves deeply lobed at base, basal pair of lobes linear to obovate, lateral to recurved, often with a recurved secondary lobe from the lower margin; ascending and terminal lobes distinct, linear, upper leaves with very narrow lobes; terminal lobe < 1.5 mm wide. Inflorescence with 1 rarely 2 white funnel-shaped flowers; pedicel to 8 mm long, drooping at fruiting, outer sepals moderately to sparsely hairy with appressed, ascending to spreading hairs. Flowering between November and February.
Fruit type:
Brown globular capsule to 7.5 mm diameter.
Embryo type:
Seed collecting:
Collect capsules that are maturing, turning brown and contain hard seeds inside. Capsules can be opened or unopened and some seed can be collected from the ground under the plant.
Seed cleaning:
Place the capsules in a tray and leave to dry for one to two weeks. Then rub the capsules gently by hand or with a rubber bung to dislodge the seeds. Use a sieve to separate the unwanted material. Store the seeds with a desiccant such as dried silica beads or dry rice, in an air tight container in a cool and dry place.
Seed germination:
This species has physical dormancy that needs to be overcome for the seed to germinate (e.g. nicking the seed coat).