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|Scientific Name||Merremia aegyptia (L.) Urban|
Flowering class: Dicot
Twinning, annual herbs, clothed with long scattered hairs. Leaves alternate, digitately 5-foliate; leaflets 5-10 x 2-5 cm. broadly lanceolate, acuminate. Flowers in few flowered, lax, hairy, racemose cymes; peduncle 2.5-10 cm long; pedicel 1-4 cm long; bracts 6-8 mm long, linear. Sepals oblong, enlarged in fruits, 3 outer sepals 1.5 x 0.5 cm, ovate-lanceolate, densely hairy, 2 inner ones slightly shorter, glabrous. Corolla 2.5 cm long, infundibuliform, white. Stamens 5, filaments hairy. Capsules 8 mm long, ovoid, papery, covered by silky, sericeous calyx-lobes, 4 celled, 4 valved; seeds 4, glabrous, shining.
Flowering and fruiting: December-March
In axillary, diachasial cymes; white. Flowering from December-February.
A capsule, covered by silky, serious calyx lobes. Fruiting February onwards.
Branchlets sericeous. Leaves palmately compound.
Waste lands, in the plains
State - Kerala, District/s: Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kollam, Palakkad
Occasional along the roadsides and scrub jungles from plains to 400m. Pantropical.