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Merremia aegyptia (M pantaphylla) in Hyderabad, AP W IMG 2527.jpg
Merremia aegyptia growing in Hyderabad, India
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Tribe: Merremieae
Genus: Merremia
Dennst. ex Endl.[1][2]

See text.

Merremia aegyptia - MHNT
Merremia aurea - MHNT

Merremia is a genus of flowering plants in the morning glory family, Convolvulaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as woodroses.[3]

Selected species[edit]

This list comes from various sources: species names[1][4][5] are in italics, followed by their respective binomial authorities (the botanists who named them), with common names,[3] if any, in grey; red asterisks (*) refer to corresponding notes at the bottom of the list.

* Author is H.S.Kiu per IPNI, corrected from H.X.Qiu at TPL
** Author is T.N.Nguyen per IPNI, corrected from N.T.Nhan at TPL
*** Author is Mart.Gord. per IPNI, corrected from Martínez-Gordillo at TPL
**** The author (in parenthesis) of the basionym of M. palmeri (Ipomoea palmeri) may be either S.Watson (according to, or Hallier (according to and

Formerly placed here[edit]


  1. ^ a b The genus Merremia was originally described and published in Genera Plantarum 18: 1403. 1841. "Name - !Merremia Dennst. ex Endl.". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden (MOBOT). Retrieved January 7, 2013. Type Specimens: T: Merremia hederacea (Burm.f.) Hallier f. 
  2. ^ a b GRIN (October 5, 2007). "Merremia information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved January 7, 2013. Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) against the heterotypic synonyms (Vienna ICBN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Operculina Silva Manso, nom. rej. & the heterotypic synonym Camonea Raf., nom. rej. 
  3. ^ a b "Merremia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 
  4. ^ "TPL, treatment of Merremia". The Plant List; Version 1. (published on the internet). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and MOBOT. 2010. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b GRIN. "Species in GRIN for genus Merremia". Taxonomy for Plants. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 

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