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2. Merremia dissecta (Jacq.) Hall. f. in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 552. 1893. Cooke, Fl. Bomb. Pres. 2:240.1905, Duthie, Fl. Upper Ganget. Pl. 2:110.1911, van Ooststroom in van Steenis, Fl. Males., ser. 1, 4:448.1953, Jafri, Fl. Karachi 267.1966. (Fig. 7, D).

DANIEL F. AUSTIN


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Merremia dissecta
Illustration

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Convolvulus dissectus Jacq.
  • Ipomoea sinuata Ortega

    Climbers with hebaceous stems, sparsely hirsute to glabrous. Leaves palmately divided almost to the base, the 7-9 lobes sinuate to sinuate-dentate, usually glabrous. Flowers usually solitary, occasionally cymose. Sepals oblong, 18-25 mm long, mucronate, glabrous. Corolla white with purple centre, 3-4.5 cm long. Fruit capsular, depressed-globose, 1-2 cm in diameter, subtended and partially surrounded by the calyx. Seeds black, glabrous.

    Fl. Per.: May to December.

    Type: Jacquin herb. (not seen).

    C-7 Jhelum Dist.: Choa Saidan Shah, E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 3648 (RAW).

    Distribution: Undoubtedly from the Americas, this species is cultivated and naturalized in Africa, Asia and Malaysia.

    It is not common in Pakistan.


     

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