Merremia palmata Hallier f.
(name current July 2011)
Growth form: Climber
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: lowveld only
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Merremia palmata - Slender, straggling or twining, hairless throughout. Leafstalk c 1 cm long; blade divided to base into about 5 narrow segments of various sizes, middle segment largest, up to 5 cm long X 5 mm wide, with fine point. Flower-stalk c 1,5 cm long. Calyx lobes broad, concave, blunt with membranous margins, c 1 cm long; corolla c 3,5 cm long, scarcely lobed.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.