Convolvulus vidalii

Convolvulus vidalii is a bindweed that is found in only one location in Morocco. Convolvulus vidalii and its close relatives are not found anywhere else in the world.

Author: Dr Mark Carine.
Co-author: Dr Fred Rumsey.

Convolvulus vidalii

Convolvulus vidalii is typically found on rocky limestone slopes.

The bindweed (Convolvulus) that people are probably most familiar with is Convolvulus arvenisis, the field bindweed. With its deep underground rhizomes that are extremely difficult to eradicate and its scrambling, choking habit, Convolvulus arvenisis is the bane of gardeners’ and farmers’ lives around the globe. Its attractive flowers belie its status as one of the world’s ten worst weeds (Holm et al, 1977).

However, Convolvulus arvensis is unusual among the 200 species of Convolvulus worldwide. Many species are very rare, restricted in distribution to just a small geographical area, and potentially threatened by human activity. Convolvulus vidalii is among the rarest.

Species detail

  • Convolvulus vidalii
    Taxonomy

    The corolla colour and pattern of Convolvulus vidalii make it easy to distinguish from its close relatives. Read a further diagnostic description and learn more about the taxonomy of this bindweed and what distinguishes Convolvulus vidalii from its close relatives.

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    Distribution

    Convolvulus vidalii is found in only one place on earth, a mountain in Morocco although it is relatively common within these areas. Discover what scientists have found out about the distribution of Convolvulus vidalii.

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    Conservation

    Convolvulus vidalii is only found in a single area covering 20 square kilometres. It is not presently under threat, but increasing urbanisation may affect its future. Find out more.about the conservation of Convolvulus vidalii.

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    References

    Get reference material for Convolvulus vidalii.

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About the authors

mark carine
Dr Mark Carine

Researcher in Macronesian flowering plants and the Convolvulaceae family.

Fred Rumsey
Dr Fred Rumsey

Botanist - Identification and Advisory Service,  Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity.

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