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CALYSTEGIA (Calystegia affinis)
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Calystegia affinis     Family CONVOLVULACEAE


A thin stemmed twiner with sparse leaves shaped like arrow heads. Rare on Lord Howe Island and only known from one locality - at the bottom of Dawsons Ridge, beside the Max Nicholls track just inside the fence line, amongst buffalo grass. Not flowering here in the shade but cuttings taken do flower. This species is endemic to Norfolk & Lord Howe Islands, although the L.H.I. species may be a separate subspecies as the flower is larger than the N.I. species. From a genus of about 25 species in tropics and subtropics.


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