Merremia pterygocaulos

Nomenclature

Accepted name/Authority/Place of publication: 

Merremia pterygocaulos (Steud. ex Choisy) Hallierf, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 16: 552(1893); Cufod., Enum. P1. Aethiop.: 744 (1961); Verdc., Flora Trop. East Afr.,Convolvulaceae:5 7 (1963); Goncalves, Flora Zamb. 8 (1): 42 (1987). Type: Ethiopia,Tigray, near Mai Dogale, SchimperI I: 630 (holotype G; isotypes BM, K).

Synonyms: 

Convolvulus pterygocaulos Steud., in sched., Schimper P1. Abyss. 2, no. 630. Type asabove.

Ipomoeap terygocaulosC hoisy, DC., Prodr. 9: 381 (1845). Type as above.

Biogeography, Ecology and Natural History

Distribution: 

Ethiopia; widespread throughout tropical Africa from Ethiopiawestwards to West Africa, and southwards to South Africa extending to Madagascar.

Ecology: 

Grassland, often by streams and near swamps; 1000 - 2200 m.

Author: 
Sebsebe Demissew
References: 

Kew Bulletin, Vol. 56, No. 4 (2001), pp. 931-943

Authorship for webpage

Editor: 
Esmond Er
Contributors: 
Classification: 
Thu, 2012-03-29 03:06 -- Esmond
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