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  Merremia dissecta
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Merremia dissecta (Jacq.) Hall.f. in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 552. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 928(652). 1923; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 268. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 317. 1994; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 345. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 478. 2009. Convolvulus dissectus Jacq., Obs. Bot. 2: 4. 28. 1767. Ipomoea sinuata Ortega, Hort. Matr. Dec. 7: 84. 1798; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 214. 1883.
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  Description: Vines; the stems herbaceous, sparsely hirsute to glabrous. Leaves alternate, palmately divided almost to the base, the 7-9 lobes sinuate-dentate, usually glabrous, the entire leaf suborbicular in outline. Inflorescence axillary, 1-to few-flowered, cymose, the peduncles 5-10 cm long, hirsute, glabrescent on the upper portion. Pedicels 1.5-2 cm long, thickened toward the apex, glabrous. Sepals oblong, 18-25 mm long, mucronate, glabrous. Corolla 3-4.5 cm long, white with a purple centre, broadly campanulate. Fruits capsular, depressed-globose, 1-2 cm in diameter, subtended and partially surrounded by the accrescent calyx; seeds black, subrotund, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-January
  District(s): Kottayam, Alappuzha, Pathanamthitta, Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam
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  Habitat: Coastal areas and waste lands
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America; now in Sri Lanka, India and Malesia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Adoor, Alleppey town
   
 
   
 
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