This taxon name is not current. The available references for this name are:
Merremia aegyptia (L.) Urb. is more recently known as Distimake aegyptius (L.) A.R.Simões & Staples
Reason See A.R. Simões & G. Staples in Bot.J.Linn.Soc. 183:573 (2017)
See also: A longer explanation of these and other terms in our Plant Names Primer.
A taxon name that is no longer current will retain its ‘Threatened’, ‘Extinct’, or ‘Extinct in the Wild’ status until a new name has been published in a Biodiversity Conservation Order.