Solitary, rarely cymose; yellowish with a purple throat. Flowering from December-January.
A globose capsule, epicarp thin, irregularly dehiscent; seeds pubescent. Fruiting January onwards.
Stamens glandular hairy below.
Herbs, twining or prostrate; axial parts often minutely tuberculate. Stems glabrous or sparsely hirsute, rooting at nodes. Petiole 0.5-5 cm, glabrous or pubescent; leaf blade cordate-ovate, 1.5-7.5 X 1-5 cm, subglabrous to sparsely puberulent, base cordate or broadly cordate, margin entire, irregularly crenate, or 3-lobed. Inflorescences (1-) or few to many flowered, umbelliform, cymose in fruit; peduncle (0.3-)0.8-5 cm, thicker than petiole; bracts early deciduous, narrowly obovate. Pedicel 2-5 mm. Sepals broadly obovate to spatulate or oblong, reflexed in fruit, unequal; outer 2 sepals 3.5-4 mm; inner 3 ca. 5 mm, glabrous, apex emarginate and distinctly mucronate, mucro directed outward. Corolla yellow, campanulate, 6-10 mm, outside glabrous, inside villous basally. Stamens ca. as long as corolla; filaments sparsely villous basally. Ovary globose, glabrous; stigma globose. Capsule depressed globose or broadly conical, 5-6 mm, reticulate (but not coarsely) wrinkled. Seeds trigonous-globose, 2.5-3.5 mm, puberulent to glabrous or woolly along angles and at hilum. 2n = 30*.
"Prostrate or twining herbs; stem often warty. Leaves 2-4 x 1.5-3 cm, ovate, rarely 3-lobed, base cordate, apex acuminate-apiculate, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; petiole 1-2 cm long. Cymes many-flowered, axillary; peduncle 2-4 cm long. Sepals unequal, obovate, notched and mucronulate, outer c. 3 mm long, inner c. 4 mm long. Corolla yellow, campanulate, c. 1.3 cm across. Capsule c. 5 mm long, obconical, slightly 4-lobed. Seeds black, glabrous or puberulent."
"Habit: A profusely branched twiner, to 5m."
Habit: Climbing Herb
N. L. Burman, Fl. Indica 77. t. 30, f. 2. 1768; Convolvulus acetosellifolius
Desrousseaux; C. chryseides
(Ker Gawler) Sprengel; C. dentatus
Vahl; C. flavus
Willdenow; C. lapathifolius
Sprengel; Ipomoea acetosellifolia
(Desrousseaux) Choisy; I. chryseides
Ker Gawler; I. dentata
(Vahl) Roemer & Schultes; I. subtriflora
Zollinger & Moritzi; Lepistemon glaber
Handel-Mazzetti; L. muricatum
Spanoghe; Merremia chryseides
(Ker Gawler) H. Hallier; M. convolvulacea
Dennstedt ex H. Hallier.