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Common name

English: Noyau vine

Mandarin: 多裂鱼黄草 (duo lie yu huang cao)

Portuguese: Flor de pau


Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Solanales (96)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (42)(family description)

          Genus: Distimake (2)

            Epithet: dissectus (Jacq.) A.R.Simões & Staples (1)

Synonyms: Convolvulus dissectus Jacq., Convolvulus kleinii Wall., Convolvulus palmatus Mill., Convolvulus pauciflorus var. chilensis O.Ktze., Convolvulus variabilis Weinm., Ipomoea arnottiana Steud., Ipomoea dissecta (Jacq.) Pursh, Ipomoea diversifolia Arn., Ipomoea prunetii Perr., Ipomoea sinuata Ortega, Ipomoea subpedata Desf., Ipomoea thonningii G.Don, Ipomoea verrucosa Ortega, Merremia dissecta (Jacq.) Hall.fil., Merremia sinuata Hallier f. (Ortega), Operculina dissecta (Jacq.) House, Tirtalia dissecta (Jacq.) Rafin.

dissecta => cut-up, cut into many segments

dissectus => cut-up, cut into many segments

diversifolia => with different leaves, variable foliage

pauciflorus => few-flowered

sinuata => having a deep, wavy margin

thonningii => named after danish physician and botanist Peter Thonning [1775-1848]

variabilis => variable, not constant


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, white

External links

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