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Calystegia soldanella   (Sea Bindweed)

Calystegia soldanella   (CONVOLVULACEAE.) 
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Profile Date Oct-2010 (last update: 12-Jan-2019)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (Oct-2010) Calystegia soldanella retrieved from on 2020-Aug-13

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Calystegia soldanella (L.) Roemer & schultes
Published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 484 (1810)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

Convolvulus soldanella
Full list of synonyms : [Euro+Med] [PlantList] [IPNI] [POWO] [Catalogue of Life ]

Plant Family :

Convolvulaceae Juss. (The BindWeed Family)
21 species from the Convolvulaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Sea Bindweed, Sand Bindweed

Maltese name(s) :

Leblieb tar-ramel, Leblieb tal-baħar

Status for Malta :

Indigenous. Present on the Maltese islands before man

Frequency :

Very Common     Common     Frequent     Scarce     Rare     Very Rare     Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: GEOPHYTE (bearing underground bulbs, rhizomes, stolons, etc.)
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection [link]:

Protected by law: schedule VI of legal notice LN311/2006. (strictly protected species)

Red List (1989) :

This species has a threatened status and is listed in the Red Data Book of the Maltese Islands

Flowering Time :


Colour of Flowers:


Species Description and Distribution

Habitat in Europe:

Maritime sands

Preferred habitat in Malta:

Data will be available in the next update of this website.

Botanical Description:

Glabrous. Stem up to 50(-100) cm, procumbent, not or weakly twisting. Leaves 1-2 times as wide as long, reniform, somewhat fleshy; apex very broadly obtuse or emarginate. Bracteoles ovate to suborbicular, flat or sometimes tending to invest the calyx. Corolla 32-52 mm, pink. Stamens 20-30 mm; anthers 4-6 mm.

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Distributional range:

Coasts of S. Europe, and of W. Europe northwards to Scotland and Denmark

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):

Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):

Albania, the Azores, Belgium, the Balaeric Islands, Britain (excl. Northern Ireland and Channel islands), Bulgaria, Corse, Crete, Denmark, France (incl. Monaco and Channel Islands but excluding Corse), Germany, Greece, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain (incl. Andorra but excl. the Balaerics), Italy (excl. Sicily and Sardignia), ex-Jugoslavia, Portugal, Russia and former USSR, Sardinia, Sicily and/or Malta, Turkey (European part)

Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(Euro+Med Checklist, 2017) - Country codes

AE(G) Ag Al Az(F P) Be(B) Bl Br Bu dCa(L) Cg Co Cr Ct Da Ga(C F) Ge Gg(A D) Gr Hb(E N) Ho Hs(S) Ir It Li Lu Ma Md(P) Rm Sa †Si(M) Si(S) Sl Tn Tu(A E) Uk †Uk(K)

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   Calystegia soldanella   -   Image Code: CLYSO-0.
   Calystegia soldanella   -   Image Code: CLYSO-1.
   Calystegia soldanella   -   Image Code: CLYSO-2.
   Calystegia soldanella   -   Image Code: CLYSO-3.
   Calystegia soldanella   -   Image Code: CLYSO-4.

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