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Published In: Enumeracão das Substancias Brazileiras 16, 49. 1836. (Enum. Subst. Braz.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
General/Distribution: A genus of about 15 species found throughout the tropics. Flowering specimens are difficult to distinguish from Merremia. The assemblage has many of the same facies as Merremia.


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Large to small herbaceous climbers, the stems, petioles and pedicels often winged. Leaves entire to lobed, often cordate. Flowers axillary, in few-flowered cymes or solitary. Sepals large, glabrous, enlarging in fruit and becomings coriaceous, often irregularly erose on the margins. Corolla broadly campanulate, funnel-shaped or salverform, white, yellow or reddish. Anthers twisted in age. Fruits dehiscent at or above middle by a circumscissile epicarp, the upper part more or less fleshy and separating from the lower part and from the endocarp, 2-locular. Seeds glabrous or pubescent.
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