Merremia tridentata (L.) Hall. f.
subsp. alatipes (Dammer) Verdc.

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Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from rangerpost to old Urema River crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from rangerpost to old Urema River crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from rangerpost to old Urema River crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from rangerpost to old Urema River crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza.

Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Alongroad to the Sawmill, Catapu Timber Concession.

Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes

Photo: Bart Wursten
Alongroad to the Sawmill, Catapu Timber Concession.

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Synonyms: Merremia alatipes Dammer
Merremia angustifolia (Jacq.) Hall. f. var. alatipes (Dammer) Rendle
Xenostegia tridentata (L.) D.F. Austin & Staples subsp. alatipes (Dammer) Verdc.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
This subspecies is clearly distinguished from subsp. angustifolia by the winged and crisped sepals. The flowers are yellow with a dark red centre.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: - tridentata: with three teeth;
- alatipes: with a winged foot; referring to the winged pedicel and calyx in this subspecies.
Habitat: Open forest, woodland, grassland, roadsides, disturbed and cultivated places.
Altitude range: 300 - 1100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 4 August 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Pages 35 - 36.

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.

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Flora of Malawi: Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Merremia tridentata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Merremia tridentata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Merremia tridentata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Merremia tridentata subsp. alatipes.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=213330, retrieved 21 October 2019

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