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The Endemic Plants of Chile

Convolvulaceae

Convolvulus chilensis Pers.

Place of Publication

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

Type citation

Based on Convolvulus dissectus Cav.

Synonyms

References

  • 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.

Habit

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.

Notes

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