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Calystegia tuguriorum - New Zealand bindweed

Morning-glory family: Convolvulaceae

Calystegia tuguriorum  is a twining, scrambling perennial vine. Leaves are undivided, heart shaped with an acute tip, thin and not glossy. The flowers are funnel-shaped and white. 
Found throughout New Zealand, Chile and on the Juan Fernandez Islands.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: vine

Arrangement of parts: symmetricl


Flower size: 40-50 mm diam.

Leaf form: undivided, oval to triangular

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 4-8 cm

Petals: 5, white to pink

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry