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Published In: Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 18(1–2): 118. 1893. (Bot. Jahrb. Syst.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: August to December.
Type: Type: East Indies, Java, D. Pryon (G, not seen).
Distribution: G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Tandojam Nabisar Rd., 12.12.1959, A. Jalis s.n. (RAW).

Distribution: Tropical Africa, tropical Asia to China, Malaysia, Queensland and some Pacific islands.

Comment/Acknowledgements: This and the similar Merremia gemella are almost impossible to distinguish unless in fruit. Fruits of Merremia hederacea are 4-angled wh ile those of Merremia gemella are not.
Map Location: G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Tandojam Nabisar Rd., 12.12.1959, A. Jalis s.n. (RAW).


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Climbers with twining or prostrate stems, smooth or minutely tuberculate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent. Leaves ovate in outline, 1.5-5 cm long, broadly cordate basally, obtuse apically, the margins entire, crenate, shallowly lobed or deeply 3-lobed, glabrous or pubescent. Flowers solitary or cymose. Sepals broadly obovate to spathulate, notched at the apex, the outer two 3.5-4 mm long, the inner 5 mm long, glabrous or pilose. Corolla yellow, campanulate, 6-10 (-12) mm long. Fruit capsular, broadly conical to depressed-globose, somewhat 4-angled, 5-6 mm long, the valves wrinkled. Seeds blackish, short-pubescent or nearly glabrous, 2.5 mm long.
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