Hairy woodrose Merremia aegyptia, copyright J. M. Garg.

Belongs within: Convolvuloideae.

The Merremieae are a pantropical group of herbaceous vines characterised by globose stigmas (Stefanović et al. 2003).

Characters (from Stefanović et al. 2003): Plants herbaceous, vines. Leaf base usually cordate. Flowers actinomorphic, bisexual. Filaments dilated, usually pubescent. Styles entire. Stigmas globose. Fruits dehiscent, capsular, valvate to operculate. Pericarp chartaceous. Pollen 3-colpate or pantoporate, non-echinate.

<==Merremieae ST98
    |--Hewittia sublobata SAO03, ST98
    |--Hyalocystis SAO03
    |--Decalobanthus SAO03
    |--Xenostegia tridentata SAO03, GYD14
    |--Operculina SAO03
    |    |--O. aequisepala LK14
    |    |--O. brownii LK14
    |    |--O. pteripes ST98
    |    |--O. riedeliana ST98
    |    |--O. triquetra ST98
    |    `--O. turpethum ST98
    `--Merremia SAO03
         |--M. aegyptia PP07
         |--M. aurea ST98
         |--M. bipinnatipartita CV06
         |--M. cissoides ST98
         |--M. dissecta LK14
         |--M. gemella LK14
         |--M. guerichii CV06
         |--M. hederacea P88
         |--M. incisa LK14
         |--M. kimberleyensis LK14
         |--M. medium ST98
         |--M. multisecta CV06
         |--M. peltata SAO03
         |--M. quinata LK14
         |--M. quinquefolia ST98
         |--M. tuberosa ST98
         `--M. umbellata ST98
              |--M. u. ssp. umbellata LK14
              `--M. u. ssp. orientalis LK14

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CV06] Craven, P., & P. Vorster. 2006. Patterns of plant diversity and endemism in Namibia. Bothalia 36 (2): 175–189.

[GYD14] Gibson, L. A., S. Yates & P. Doughty (eds) 2012–2014. Biodiversity Values on Selected Kimberley Islands, Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81.

[LK14] Lyons, M. N., G. J. Keighery, L. A. Gibson & T. Handasyde. 2014. Flora and vegetation communities of selected islands off the Kimberley coast of Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 81: 205–244.

[PP07] Pandey, R. P., & P. M. Padhye. 2007. Studies on phytodiversity of Arid Machia Safari Park-Kailana in Jodhpur (Rajasthan). Bulletin of the Botanical Survey of India 49: 15–78.

[P88] Polunin, I. 1988. Plants and Flowers of Malaysia. Times Editions: Singapore.

[ST98] Schimming, T., B. Tofern, P. Mann, A. Richter, K. Jenett-Siems, B. Dräger, N. Asano, M. P. Gupta, M. D. Correa & E. Eich. 1998. Distribution and taxonomic significance of calystegines in the Convolvulaceae. Phytochemistry 49: 1989–1995.

[SAO03] Stefanović, S., D. F. Austin & R. G. Olmstead. 2003. Classification of Covolvulaceae: a phylogenetic approach. Systematic Botany 28 (4): 791–806.

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