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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Hewittia malabarica
 
  
Author:  C. R. Suresh 1988
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan, Yunnan  (and now: Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa, Asia, North America (naturalized in Jamaica), Pacific Islands)
Soil:  Sand or Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres (3 meters)
Flower:  Pale Yellow and deep Red
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Convolvulus malabaricus, Carl Linnaeus 1753/William Roxburgh? Convolvulus bicolor Vahl, Convolvulus bracteatus Vahl. Convolvulus scandens J. König ex Milne 1773. Convolvulus sublobatus L. f. 1781. Shutereia bicolor Choisy 1833. Hewittia bicolor  Wight & Arn. 1837. Hewittia sublobata Kuntze 1891. Shutereia sublobata House 1906. Hewittia scandens  Mabb. 1980.
   This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by C. R. Suresh in 1988. It was originally found in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Taiwan and  Yunnan, but are now spread to Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa, Asia, North America (naturalized in Jamaica) and the Pacific Islands. It grows in sand or other well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The vines will grow op to two meters, the flowers are pale yellow or whitish, with a purple or dark red centre.