The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Calystegia sepium binghamiae (Greene) Brummitt

Bingham's morning-glory, Bingham's false bindweed, Santa Barbara morning-glory



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Convolvulus binghamiae Greene; Calystegia binghamiae Greene


Conservation Status

Last record: 1899 (1902?); 1965 (Smith, 2018) (in error)


Mistakenly thought to have been rediscovered twice, in 1965 and April 2011. The material was later used as the basis for the description of a new taxon, C. felix (Provance & Sanders, 2013).



Santa Barbara, California, USA


Biology & Ecology










Brummitt, R. K., White, Scott D. and Wood, Justin M. (2012). Status of Bingham's Morning-Glory in the Light of its Rediscovery. Madroño 59(1): 25-27. [Abstract]

Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: Higher plants of California. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 1400 pp.

Kartesz, J. T. (1994). A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.

Kartesz, J. T., and C. Meacham. 1999. Unpublished review draft of Floristic Synthesis, 10Jun99 and/or 16Jun99. North Carolina Botanical Garden, Chapel Hill.

Knapp, Wesley M. et al. (2020). Vascular plant extinction in the continental United States and Canada. Conservation Biology. doi:

Provance, M. and Sanders, A. (2013). Lucky morning glory, Calystegia felix (Convolvulaceae): a new species from Southern California, with notes on the historical ecology of the Chino ciénega belt. PhytoKeys 32: 1-26.

Rejmánek, Marcel. (2018). Vascular plant extinctions in California: A critical assessment. Diversity and Distributions 24(1): 129-136.

Skinner, M.W., and B.M. Pavlik, eds. 1994. California Native Plant Society's Inventory of rare and endangered vascular plants of California. 5th edition. California Native Plant Society, Sacramento. 338 pp.

Smith, James P. Jnr. (2018). California vascular plants: are some of them still out there? Botanical Studies 74: 1-4? [4].


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