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Species Information

Merremia palmata Hallier f.
(name current 2016)


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.

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