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1. Merremia aegyptia (Linn.) Urban, Symb. Antill. 4:505. 1910. Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 5:928.1923, van Ooststroom in van Steenis, Fl. Males., ser. 1,4 :448.1953. (Fig. 7, B-C).


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Merremia aegyptia

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Batatas pentaphylla (Linn.) Choisy
  • Convolvulus pentaphyllus Linn.
  • Ipomoea aegyptia Linn.
  • Ipomoea pentaphylla (Linn.) Jacq.
  • Merremia pentaphylla (Linn.) Hall. f.
  • Operculina aegyptia (Linn.) House

    Climbers, the stems herbaceous, mostly hirsute with long erect to suberect yellowish trichomes. Leaves palmately compound, the 5 leaflets elliptic, entire to dentate, acuminate to acute apically and basally, sparsely pubescent to glabrate. Flowers cymose. Sepals oblong, 2 cm long, acute, hirsute with erect yellowish trichomes. Corolla white, 2-3 cm long. Fruit capsular, subglobose, 1-2 cm in diameter, subtended and partially surrounded by the calyx. Seeds brown, glabrous.

    Fl. Per.: September to January.

    Type: Based on several specimens in the Linnaean herb. (microfiche!).

    C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, R.R. Stewart 7721 (RAW), Rawalpindi, Topi Park, R.R. Stewart 15109 (RAW), Jhelum Dist.: Mt. Tilla, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 760 (RAW), F-7 Sind: Nagar Parkar, M.B. Zaman 278 (PPFI-M), Nagar Parker, Qaiser & Ghafoor 3971, 3998 (KUH), G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Tando Jam, A. Jalis s.n. (RAW).

    Distribution: Pantropical.

    This species and the next are often confused in herbaria. Since this species has pubescent sepals and Merremia dissecta has glabrous sepals, they are easily distinguished.


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