Merremia xanthophylla Hallier f.

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Merremia xanthophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Merremia xanthophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mtoroshanga Pass, Great Dyke

Merremia xanthophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

Merremia xanthophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

Merremia xanthophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hills behind Valley of Kings, Mutare.

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Synonyms: Merremia pes-draconis Hallier f.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate herb, with trailing stems. Most parts covered in short yellow-brown hairs. Leaves variable from lanceolate-ovate to deeply 3 to 9 lobed. Inflorescence few-flowered on long peduncles, up to 11 cm. Flowers whitish to pale yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On stony ground in grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 950 - 1660 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa from Sudan and Ethiopia to Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Sunday 6 March 2016
Literature:

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 43.


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West African Plants database: Merremia xanthophylla


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 xanthophylla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=147410, retrieved 3 December 2016

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