Merremia pinnata (Hochst. ex Choisy) Hallier f.

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Merremia pinnata

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Msorodoni Farm

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Trailing or twining annual. Leaves deeply pinnatifid, sessile, feather-like. Flowers in clusters of 1 to 3, white to yellow. Ovary with stiff, long hairs. Fruit an ovoid capsule, straw-coloured.
Derivation of specific name: pinnata: with pinnate leaves
Habitat: In mixed woodland, grassland, roadsides and cultivated land, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1490 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, annual.
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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 234. (Includes a picture).

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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Merremia pinnata
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West African Plants database: Merremia pinnata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Merremia pinnata., retrieved 29 May 2016

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