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Common name

English: Hairy merremia

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Solanales (93)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (41)(family description)

          Genus: Merremia (5)

            Epithet: aegyptia (L.) Urban (1)

Synonyms: Ipomoea pentaphylla (L.) Jacq., Ipomoea pilosa Cav.

aegyptia => from Egypt

pentaphylla => five-leaved

pilosa => covered thinly with long soft hairs

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Merremia aegyptia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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