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Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Solanales (93)

        Family: Convolvulaceae (41)(family description)

          Genus: Merremia (4)

            Epithet: peltata (L.) Merr. (2)

Synonyms: Convolvulus bufalinus Lour., Convolvulus crispatulus Wall.

crispatulus => slightly curled or waved

peltata => shield-shaped, referring to shape of leaf and position of stalk in center of leaf


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: liana

Flower colour: yellow

External links

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