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Taxon: Merremia peltata (L.) Merr.

Genus: Merremia
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Merremieae
Nomen number: 24108
Place of publication: Interpr. Herb. amboin. 441. 1917
Name verified on: 03-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-May-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania - Pemba
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    Australia: Australia - Queensland [n.]
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Micronesia; Palau
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Niue; Solomon Islands; Tonga

    Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands
    South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands
    Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands


  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Bacon, P. S. 1982. The weedy species of Merremia (Convolvulaceae) occurring in the Solomon Islands and a description of a new species. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 84:257–264.
  • Fosberg, F. R. & M.-H. Sachet. 1977. Flora of Micronesia, 3. Convolvulaceae. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 36:27.
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. 1979–1982. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.


Check other web resources for Merremia peltata (L.) Merr.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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