Scientific Name:
Calystegia soldanella (L.) R.Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland. 483 (1810)
  • Convolvulus soldanella L., Sp. Pl. 159 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):
Panahi; Paraha; Pōhue; Poue; shore bindweed

Perennial herb with creeping rhizome and prostrate branching stems, glabrous or occasionally puberulent, sometimes forming large dense patches. Petioles to 8 cm long, slender. Lamina (1)–1.5–5–(8) × (1)–2–5–(7.5) cm, reniform, usually semi-succulent, glossy, entire; sinus shallow and rounded with base often broad-cuneate; apex emarginate to rounded or acute. Fls solitary; peduncles ribbed, to 10 cm long. Bracts ovate, cordate, obtuse, 12–18 mm long. Sepals nearly = bracts, obtuse. Corolla 2–4 × 2.5–5 cm, campanulate, pink, often with white mid-petaline bands, occasionally all white. Ovary 1-locular. Capsule 1.5–2 cm long, broad-ovoid, apiculate. Seeds dark brown, smooth.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)

Flowering: Oct.–Mar.

Brown, R. 1810: Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae et Insulae Van-Diemen. Johnson, London.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.