Merremia aegyptia

Merremia aegyptia (L.) Urb.

Common Names

اموينيب (أمويْنيْب) (Arabic), عرق الموتراش (Arabic), سج الفيل، ام جريسات (Arabic)

Languages: English

Description

Size

Height: 0.5-1.5 m.

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

Pantropical.

Distribution in Egypt

Gebel Elba.

Habitat

Rocky hillsides, sandy plains.

Life Expectancy

Annual.

Taxonomy

  • Ipomoae aegyptia L. (synonym)
  • Convolvulus pentaphullus L. (synonym)
  • Ipomoae pentaphylla (L.) Jacq. (synonym)
  • Batatas pentaphylla (L.) Choisy (synonym)
  • Merremia pentaphylla (L.) Hall. (synonym)

References

F.N., Hepper., & I. Friis. (1994).  The Plants of Pehr Forsskal's "Flora Ageyptiaco-Arabica". Kew: Kew Publishing..
L., Boulos. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Cairo: Al Hadara Publishing..
V., Täckholm. (1974).  Students’ Flora of Egypt, 2nd Ed. Cairo: Cairo University Press..
V., Täckholm., & M. Drar. (Submitted).  Flora of Egypt. Bulletin of the Faculty of Science. Cairo: Cairo University Press..