Merremia pinnata (Hochst. ex Choisy) Hallier f.

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Merremia pinnata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Msorodoni Farm

Merremia pinnata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila Estate, Matobo.

Merremia pinnata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila Estate, Matobo.

Merremia pinnata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila Estate, Matobo.

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Synonyms: Ipomoea pinnata Hochst. ex Choisy
Common names:
Status: Native
Trailing or twining annual. Leaves deeply pinnatifid, sessile, feather-like. Flowers in clusters of 1 to 3, white to yellow. Ovary with stiff, long hairs. Fruit an ovoid capsule, straw-coloured.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: pinnata: with pinnate leaves
Habitat: In mixed woodland, grassland, roadsides and cultivated land, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: 530 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, annual.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(1) Page 37.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 234. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 51.

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Flora of Botswana: Merremia pinnata
Flora of Caprivi: Merremia pinnata
Flora of Malawi: Merremia pinnata
Flora of Mozambique: Merremia pinnata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Merremia pinnata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Merremia pinnata
African Plant Database: Merremia pinnata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Merremia pinnata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Merremia pinnata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Merremia pinnata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Merremia pinnata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Merremia pinnata
Ispot Southern Africa: Merremia pinnata
JSTOR Plant Science: Merremia pinnata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Merremia pinnata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Merremia pinnata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Merremia pinnata
Tropicos: Merremia pinnata

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Merremia pinnata., retrieved 19 March 2018

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