Merremia peltata

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Photos taken in Palikir. First image taken for Eleanor Samuel. Later two were taken on invasive species walk 2000. Inflorescence pictures taken on 23 March 2004. Merremia peltata is not technically invasive on Pohnpei: it is considered to be a native plant.

  1. Family: Convolvulaceae
  2. English: Mile a minute vine
  3. Kosrae: puhlah
  4. Pohnpei: iohl


Aimy Manuel (Diadi, Kitti): Pound the leaves, squeeze the juice onto burns on the skin to treat the burns. February 2004.