Merremia palmata Hallier f.

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Merremia palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hwali River bridge

Merremia palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Merremia palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Merremia palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Merremia palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Main Camp to Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Merremia palmata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tshabalala Nature Reserve,Bulawayo

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Synonyms:
Common names: Morning-glory (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate or twining perennial herb. Stems up to 2.5 m long, hairless, ribbed or almost winged. Leaves deeply palmately 5-9-lobed with lower lobes often unequally forked; lobes linear to narrowly lanceolate, up to 7 cm long, hairless. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered axillary clusters on peduncles, up to 6.5 cm long. Corolla up to 5 cm in diameter, pale yellow with a deep maroon-red centre.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: palmata: palmate, like a hand
Habitat: In dry open deciduous woodland and along roadsides, mostly in sandy soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tropical East Africa, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Also in India.
Mozambique distribution: N,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 15 May 2009
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 41 - 42.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 158. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 37.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 51.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Merremia palmata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Merremia palmata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Merremia palmata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Merremia palmata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147370, retrieved 3 August 2020

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