Merremia tuberosa

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Merremia tuberosa
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Solanales
Family: Convolvulaceae
Genus: Merremia
Species: M. tuberosa
Binomial name
Merremia tuberosa
  • Batatas tuberosa (L.) Bojer
  • Convolvulus gossypiifolius Kunth
  • Convolvulus kentrocaulos Steud. ex Choisy
  • Convolvulus macrocarpus Spreng.
  • Convolvulus tuberosus (L.) Spreng.
  • Ipomoea nuda Peter
  • Ipomoea tuberosa L.
  • Operculina tuberosa (L.) Meisn.

Merremia tuberosa, also known as Hawaiian wood rose, Spanish arborvine, Spanish woodbine, regretvine, or yellow morning-glory,[2] is a vine native to Mexico. It is an invasive species in a number of islands in the Pacific and Indian Ocean.[3] Unlike the well known "Hawaiian Baby Woodrose" Merremia tuberosa is not psychoactive, or has very little alkaloid content.


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  2. ^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy". 
  3. ^ "Merremia tuberosa (PIER species information)". Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER). 23 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 

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