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Common name

English: Noyau vine

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

Portuguese: Flor de pau

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Solanales (93)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (41)(family description)

          Genus: Merremia (5)

            Epithet: dissecta (Jacq.) Hallier f. (1)

Synonyms: Convolvulus dissectus Jacq., Ipomoea dissecta (Jacq.) Pursh, Ipomoea sinuata Ortega, Operculina dissecta (Jacq.) House

dissecta => cut-up, cut into many segments

dissectus => cut-up, cut into many segments

sinuata => having a deep, wavy margin

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, white

External links

Check for Merremia dissecta at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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