Merremia pes-draconis Hallier f.

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 6: 537 (1898)
This species is a synonym of Merremia xanthophylla

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Gonçalves, M.L. (1987). Convolvulaceae. Flora Zambesiaca 8(1): 9-129. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Merremia xanthophylla.]
  • Lejoly, J. & S. Lisowski (1992). Les genres Merremia et Ipomoea (Convolvulaceae) dans la Flore d'Afrique Centrale (Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi). Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 37: 21-125. [Cited as Merremia xanthophylla.]
  • Verdcourt, B. (1978). Corrections and additions to the 'Flora of Tropical East Africa: Convolvulaceae': IV. Kew Bulletin 33: 159-168. [Cited as Merremia xanthophylla.]

This name is accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Baker, J.G. & A.B. Rendle in Thiselton-Dyer, W.T. et al. (eds.) (1905). Convolvulaceae. Flora of Tropical Africa 4(2): 62-206. Secretary of State for the Colonies. [Cited as Merremia pes-draconis.]

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 4, 2: 107.
  • in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 6: 537 (1898)

Other Data

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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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