Merremia cissoides (Lam.) Hallier f., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 552 552 1893. (Syn: Batatas cissoides (Lam.) Choisy; Convolvulus calycinus Kunth; Convolvulus cissoides Lam.; Convolvulus oronocensis Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.; Convolvulus riparius Kunth; Ipomoea cissoides (Lam.) Griseb.; Ipomoea cissoides f. viscidula Meisn.; Pharbitis cissoides (Lam.) Peter);
Slender, herbaceous, twiners; perennates from a woody rootstock, glandular pubescent. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate to suborbicular in outline, compound, usually with 5 leaflets, the leaflets ovate to ovate-lanceolate, basally acute to obtuse, apically long-acuminate, the middle leaflet largest, (2-)3-5 cm long, the other leaflets shorter, the margins dentate, covered with scattered glandular trichomes. Inflorescences axillary, flowers solitary or in 2-3 flowered cymes, the peduncles 2-4 cm long, glandular. Flowers on glandular pubescent pedicels 2-3 cm long. Sepals broadly rhomboid-ovate to ovate, the body 5-7 mm long, with a 7-10 mm long acuminate apex, with spreading whitish-yellow trichomes and glandular indument. Corolla white, campanulate, 1.5-2 cm long. Fruits capsular, globose, 6-7 mm long, light brown, glabrous; seeds subrotund, dark brown to black, glabrous, 2-3 mm long.
Flowering and fruiting: August-January
Distribution notes: Exotic
Native of Tropical America, later recorded from Africa and Sri Lanka
identification of a member of convolvulaceae requested : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.
It is an annual hispid, gregarious vine, found in hedges, in Nellore district. flowers solitary or in simple cymes, about 2-3 cm long, opens in morning closes by noon. fruit a 4 lobed, capsule with one seed in each lobe. Is it Ipomoea or Merremia
It resembles Merremia cissoides.
it is Merremia cissiodes, i accept it.
09012013 BRS 431: Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Location: Pichandikulam, Vilupuram Dist.,
Some Ipomoea sp (Convolvulaceae)?
It appears to be Merremia cissoides (Lam.) Hallier f. as per images herein.
Yes it is Merremia cissoides