Merremia kentrocaulos (C.B. Clarke) Hallier f.
var. pinnatifida N.E. Br.

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Merremia kentrocaulos var. pinnatifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Merremia kentrocaulos var. pinnatifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

Merremia kentrocaulos var. pinnatifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr bridge over Sitagane River, by rd from Tuli to Hwali River bridge

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Synonyms: Convolvulus kentrocaulos Steud.
Ipomoea kentrocaulos C.B. Clarke
Common names: Rough-stemmed morning-glory (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust twining perennial herb with stems up to 10 m long. Stems and petioles, hairless covered in small spine-like reddish-brown tubercles; older stems becoming woody. Leaves up to 13 cm in diameter, deeply palmately or pedately 7-9-lobed, lobes often pinnately lobed again, hairless. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered axillary clusters on a long peduncle, up to 8 cm. Corolla funnel-shaped, 6-8 cm in diameter, whitish to pale yellow with a dark purple centre.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kentrocaulos: with spiny stems; pinnatifida: pinnately lobed, referring to secondary lobes on each primary lobe.
Habitat: In hot and dry mopane-Acacia scrub or woodland, often on stony ground.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1300 m
Flowering time:Dec - April
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Also in India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 15 May 2009
Literature:

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 99, plate 134


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Merremia kentrocaulos var. pinnatifida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147360, retrieved 20 August 2014

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