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  Merremia hederacea
  Citation:  Merremia hederacea (Burm. f.) Hall. f. in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 18: 118. 1893; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 186. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 247. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 305. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 268. 1989; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 311. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 457. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 269. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 209. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 345. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 478. 2009. Evolvulus hederaceus Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 77. t.30. 1768. Ipomoea chryseides Ker-Gawl., Bot. Reg. 4: t. 270. 1818; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 206. 1883. Merremia chryseides (Ker-Gawl.) Hall. f. in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 552. 1893; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 929(652). 1923.
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  Description: Prostrate or twining herbs; stem often warty. Leaves 2-4 x 1.5-3 cm, ovate, rarely 3-lobed, base cordate, apex acuminate-apiculate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; petiole 1-2 cm long. Cymes many-flowered, axillary; peduncle 2-4 cm long. Sepals unequal, obovate, notched and mucronulate, outer c. 3 mm long, inner c. 4 mm long. Corolla yellow, campanulate, c. 1.3 cm across. Capsule c. 5 mm long, obconical, slightly 4-lobed. Seeds black, glabrous or puberulent.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: October-January
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kasaragode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Kannur, Kozhikkode, Thrissur
  Habitat: Degraded forests and along bushes and thickets, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vazhachal, Pamba, Padippara, Arampa, Muzhapplangad, Payyanur, Payyavur, Anamari, Kavalam
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