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Photo by Nancy Vander Velde, Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project.

Photo by Loupok.

Author: Elmer Drew Merrill, 1917
Origin:  Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Pemba Island; Tanzania, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, North Queensland; Australia.
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  20-30 Centimetres
Height:  30 Meters
Flower:  White - Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Mile A Minute Vine
Synonyms:  Convolvulus bufalinus Lour.
Decalobanthus peltatus,
A.R.Simões & Staples.
Ipomoea nymphaefolia
Blume, 1825.
Convolvulus crispatulus
Wall. 1829.
Ipomoea bufalina
Ipomoea petaloidea
Choisy, 1833.
Merremia borneensis
Merremia bufalina
Merr. & Rendle.
Convolvulus peltatus
, Carl von Linnaeus.
peltata Choisy, 1834.
Merremia distillatoria
Merremia elmeri
Operculina bufalina
Hall. f.
Operculina petaloidea
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.

The genera name from a form of the Hebrew name Miriam, which was Latinised to Mary in later years. The species name means 'round shield', referring to shape of leaf and position of stalk in centre of leaf.

The with form by Tjut Jul Fatisa Bangun, both