Distimake quinquefolius (L.) A.R.Simões & Staples

First published in Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 183: 575 (2017)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Mexico to Tropical America. It is a climbing annual or perennial and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used as a medicine and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

Bahamas, Belize, Brazil North, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Fiji, Galápagos, India, Jawa, Mozambique, Nauru, New Guinea, Queensland, Society Is., Tanzania, Tonga, Vietnam

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (2015-2020). Photographic observation 1.

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Carranza, E. (2008). Convolvulaceae II. Flora del Bajío y de regiones adyacentes 155: 1-107.
  • Govaerts, R. (2015-2020). Photographic observation 1.
  • Johnson, R.W. (2009). A conspectus of Merremia Dennst. Ex Endl. (Convolvulaceae) in Australia with the addition of two species. Austrobaileya 8: 55-63.
  • Kotiya, A., Solanki, Y. & Reddy, G.V. (2020). Flora of Rajasthan: 1-769. Rajasthan state biodiversity board.
  • McDonald, A. (1993). Convolvulaceae part I. Flora de Veracruz 73: 1-95. Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones sobre Recursos Bióticos, Xalapa, Veracruz.
  • O'Donell, C.A. (1941). Revision de las especies americanas de de Merremia (Convolvulaceae). Lilloa 6: 467-554. Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Instituto 'Miguel Lillo'.
  • Smith, A.C. in Smith, A.C. (1991). Fl. Vitiensis Nova Convolvulaceae. Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 5: 41-69. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
  • Staples, G. (2018). Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viêt-Nam 36: 1-406. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Staples, G.W. (2010). A checklist of Merremia (Convolvulaceae) in Australasia and the Pacific. Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 61: 483-522.
  • Thaman, R.R., Fosberg, F.R., Manner, H.I. & Hassall, D.C. (1994). The Flora of Nauru. Atoll Research Bulletin 392: 1-223.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1961). New Convolvulaceae from the Flora Zambesiaca area. Kirkia. The Zimbabwe Journal of Botany 1: 26-31.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1978). Corrections and additions to the 'Flora of Tropical East Africa: Convolvulaceae': IV. Kew Bulletin 33: 159-168.
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Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • Diazgranados, M., Allkin, B., Black N., Cámara-Leret, R., Canteiro C., Carretero J., Eastwood R., Hargreaves S., Hudson A., Milliken W., Nesbitt, M., Ondo, I., Patmore, K., Pironon, S., Turner, R., Ulian, T. (2020). World Checklist of Useful Plant Species. Produced by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity.
  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International. https://fms.cmsvr.com/fmi/webd/Food_Plants_World?homeurl=https://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/
  • GBIF.org (2021). GBIF species matching tool. https://www.gbif.org/tools/species-lookup
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (2019). Lista de especies vedadas por la resolución 213 de 1977. 8256 especies. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=le_plantaspriorizadas_2019
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Hinton, G.B. [5175] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465415 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [5466] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465417 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [2178] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465419 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [3439] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465416 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [5477] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465421 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [5477] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465420 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [10796] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465422 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [5175] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465414 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [10873] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465423 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [5466] Mexico Merremia quinquefolia K000465418 Yes

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
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  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of the Cayman Islands

    • Flora of the Cayman Islands
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0