Taxon: Merremia peltata (L.) Merr.

Genus: Merremia
Family: Convolvulaceae
      Tribe: Merremieae
Nomen number: 24108
Place of publication: Interpr. Herb. amboin. 441. 1917
Name Verified on: 03-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-May-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania - Pemba
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Mauritius; Reunion; Seychelles
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Guam; Micronesia; Palau
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands; French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; Niue; Solomon Islands; Tonga

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • Northwestern Pacific: Marshall Islands
    • South-Central Pacific: Cook Islands
    • Southwestern Pacific: American Samoa; Vanuatu; Wallis and Futuna Islands


  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Bacon, P. S. 1982. The weedy species of Merremia (Convolvulaceae) occurring in the Solomon Islands and a description of a new species Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 84:257-264.
  • Fosberg, F. R. & M.-H. Sachet 1977. Flora of Micronesia, 3. Convolvulaceae Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 36:27.
  • Fosberg, F. R. et al. Geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae/ Pteridophyta and Gymnospermae. 1979-1982 (L Micrones)
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11. 1990 (L Aust)
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource). (Pacif I Ecosyst Risk)
  • Merrill, E. D. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. 1922-1926 (F Philipp)
  • Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. 1979-1991 (F Viti)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. 1952- (F TE Afr)


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  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image