African Plant Database

Merremia aegyptia (L.) Urb.
Protologue : Symbollae Antillanae seu Fundamenta Florae Indiae Occidentalis 4: 505 (1910)
Information on the genus : Merremia
Basionym : Ipomoea aegyptia L.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Merremia pentaphylla (L.) Hallier f. (1893)
 Ipomoea pentaphylla (L.) Jacq. (1789)
 Ipomoea aegyptia L. (1753)
 Operculina aegyptia (L.) House (1906)
 Spiranthera aegyptia (L.) Roberty (1964)
 Convolvulus pentaphyllus L. (1762)
 Batatas pentaphylla (L.) Choisy (1833)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Convolvulus cujanensis Bowdich (1825)
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb; Dry, Subarid; Woodland; 0-499 m; distribution: Comoros, Africa,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 255 (2000).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°8436 modified 2007-04-17
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