Convolvulus capensis, the Cape bindweed or in Afrikaans skaapklimop (sheep climb up) is a perennial climber growing stems of about 2 m. The plant is sparsely hairy. The variable leaves are arrow-shaped, often deeply lobed and varying in size.
The white or pale pink flowers grow solitary on long stalks from leaf axils. The funnel-shaped corolla spreads widely, the pale anthers protruding from the narrow throat. Corollas are up to 3,5 cm long and 3 cm in diameter. Flowering happens in spring, each flower lasting only one day.
The species distribution ranges from Namaqualand along the south coast and Little Karoo to the Eastern Cape.
The habitat is lower, dry, stony slopes and loamy flats, not often in fynbos. The species is not considered to be threatened in its habitat early in the twenty first century (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; Manning, 2007; iNaturalist; http://redlist.sanbi.org).
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