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Genus: Merremia

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Solanales > Family: Convolvulaceae

About 80 species, worldwide in warm regions, with 13 species native to southern Africa and two species cultivated.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Merremia aegyptia

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Merremia bipinnatipartita


Merremia guerichii


Merremia hederacea

Recorded from Mozambique.


Merremia kentrocaulos

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Merremia malvaefolia


Merremia multisecta


Merremia palmata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Merremia pinnata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Merremia pterygocaulos


Merremia quinquefolia

Recorded from Mozambique.


Merremia verecunda


Merremia xanthophylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Merremia dissecta

Native to tropical America.


Merremia tuberosa (Brazilian jalap)

Native to tropical America.



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