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Family: CONVOLVULACEAE 

 Merremia peltata
 

Photo from Nancy Vander Velde, Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project

  
Author:  Elmer Drew Merrill 1917
Family:  Convolvulaceae
Habitat:  Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Pemba Island (Tanzania), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, North Queensland.
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  20-30 Centimetres
Height:  30 meters
Flower:  White to Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Mile A Minute Vine
Synonyms:  Convolvulus bufalinus Lour. Ipomoea nymphaefolia Blume 1825. Convolvulus crispatulus Wall. 1829. Ipomoea bufalina Choisy. Ipomoea petaloidea Choisy 1833. Merremia borneensis Merr. Merremia bufalina Merr. & Rendle. Convolvulus peltatus, Carl von Linnaeus. Ipomoea peltata Choisy 1834. Merremia distillatoria Merr.1918. Merremia elmeri Merr. Operculina bufalina Hall. f. Operculina petaloidea Ooststr. Spiranthera peltata (L.) Bojer 1837
This member of the Convolvulaceae family was given this name by Elmer Drew Merrill in 1917. It is found in most of the Pacific costal area, covering forests. It grows in a rich soil with plenty of water and some to lots of sun. The vines will reach for 30 meters, the flowers are white to yellow.