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  Merremia tuberosa
 
  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Merremia tuberosa (L.) Rendle in Dyer, Fl. Trop. Africa 4: 104. 1902. Ipomoea tuberosa L., Sp. Pl. 160. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 213. 18813. Operculina tuberosa (L.) Meisn. in Mart., Fl. Bras. 7: 212. 1869.
  Malayalam Name(s):
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  English name(s): Woodrose
  Description: Lianas; the stems herbaceous towards the tips, basally woody, glabrous. Leaves orbicular in outline, usually 7-lobed, at times almost to the base, at least to below the middle of the blade, the lobes lanceolate to elliptic, 6-16 cm long, acuminate, entire, glabrous. Inflorescences axillary few-to several-flowered, occasionally solitary, cymose; peduncles 4-20 cm long. Flowers with sepals unequal, the outer oblong, 25-30 mm long, obtuse, mucronate, the inner 12-20 mm long, acute; corolla yellow, campanulate, 5-6 cm long. Fruits capsular but irregularly dehiscent, subglobose, 30-35 mm long, the sepals somewhat accrescent and subtending the fruits; seeds black, densely short tomentose, 16-17 mm long.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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