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  Merremia aegyptia
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Merremia aegyptia (L.) Urban, Symb. Antill. 4: 505. 1910; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 928(652). 1923; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 268. 1989; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 477. 2009. Ipomoea aegyptia L., Sp. Pl. 162. 1753. Ipomoea pentaphylla (L.) Jacq., Ic. Pl. Rar. 2: 10. t. 319. 1788; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 202. 1883. Convolvulus pentaphyllus L., Sp. Pl. (ed. 2) 223. 1762. Batatas pentaphylla Wight, Ic. t.834.1844-45.
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  Description: Twinning, annual herbs, clothed with long scattered hairs. Leaves alternate, digitately 5-foliate; leaflets 5-10 x 2-5 cm. broadly lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers in few flowered, lax, hairy, racemose cymes; peduncle 2.5-10 cm long; pedicel 1-4 cm long; bracts 6-8 mm long, linear. Sepals oblong, enlarged in fruits, 3 outer sepals 1.5 x 0.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, densely hairy, 2 inner ones slightly shorter, glabrous. Corolla 2.5 cm long, infundibuliform, white. Stamens 5, filaments hairy. Capsules 8 mm long, ovoid, papery, covered by silky, sericeous calyx-lobes, 4 celled, 4 valved; seeds 4, glabrous, shining.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-March
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kollam, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Waste lands, in the plains
  Distribution: Pantropical
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Aroor
   
 
   
 
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