Calystegia catesbeiana

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Common name: Catesby's false bindweed [1], Catesby's bindweed [2]

Calystegia catesbeiana
Calystegia catesbeiana AFP.jpg
Photo by the Atlas of Florida Plants Database
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida - Dicots
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Catystegia
Species: C. catesbeiana
Binomial name
Calystegia catesbeiana
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Natural range of Calystegia catesbeiana from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: Calystegia spithamaea; Calystegia sericata (House) Bell; Convolvulus sericatus House

Subspecies: Convolvulus spithamaeus Linnaeus var. pubescens;

Description

C. catesbeiana is a perennial forb/herb and vine of the Convolvulaceae family native to North America. [1]

Distribution

C. catesbeiana can be found in the southeastern corner of the United States. [1]

Ecology

Habitat

C. catesbeiana proliferates in longleaf pine savannas, marsh edges, and openings in dry to dry-mesic montane forests. [3]

Phenology

C. catesbeiana has been observed flowering in April and May. [4] Stems erect or decumbent, rarely twining; lvs to 5 cm long, basally lobed; corollas white, to 5 cm long and wide; flrs axillary from lower axils only. [5]

Conservation and Management

C. catesbeiana is listed as endangered by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. [1]

Cultivation and restoration

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=CACA101
  2. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  3. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 16 MAY 2018
  5. Coile, N. C. (2000). Notes on Florida's Regulated Plant Index (Rule 5B-40), Botany Contribution No. 38, 3nd edition. Gainesville, Florida, Florida Deaprtment of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry.