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The Endemic Plants of Chile – an Annotated Checklist


Convolvulus chilensis Pers.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Convolvulus >
  3. Family: Convolvulaceae

Place of Publication

Syn. Pl. 1(1): 180 (1805)

Type citation

Based on Convolvulus dissectus Cav.



Prostrate herb

Key characteristics

This variable species is usually easily distinguished from all other South American species by its leaves which have bifurcate auricles combined with pink flowers with corollas 2–2.5 cm long.


Antofagasta, Atacama, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Metropolitana, Del General Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins, Biobío and Ñuble

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to central Chile from Antofagasta south to Santiago.


Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


  • Persoon (1805)

    Persoon, C.H. 1805. Synopsis plantarum, seu enchiridium botanicum, complectens enumerationem systematicam specierum huqusque cognitarum, vol. 1(1)

  • Wood (2015)

    Wood, J.R.I. , Williams, B.R.M. , Mitchell, T.C. , Carine, M.A. , Harris, D.J. , Scotland, R.W. and , 2015. A foundation monograph of Convolvulus L. (Convolvulaceae). PhytoKeys 51: 1-278.