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Argyreia monosperma C. Y. Wu ex C. Y. Wu et H. W. Li


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs scandent. Stems angular, young parts densely appressed sericeous pubescent, older ones glabrescent. Petiole 2.5-9.5 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate-elliptic to circular, 6-17 X 3.5-12 cm, abaxially silvery or grayish sericeous, adaxially glabrous, base broadly cuneate, truncate or rounded, rarely obtuse, apex acute; lateral veins 8-12 pairs. Inflorescences axillary, few flowered; peduncle 4-14 cm; bracts attenuate-lanceolate, 2-3.3 cm X 5-8 mm, sericeous abaxially, persistent. Pedicel 4-13 mm, angular. Sepals broadly ovate to elliptic, ± equal, 7-11 X 5-9 mm, to 1.8 1 cm in fruit, densely sericeous abaxially, glabrous adaxially, apex acute. Corolla purple or pinkish, urceolate-funnelform, 2.5-3.5 cm, apex appressed sericeous outside, otherwise glabrous; limb shallowly lobed. Stamens and pistil included; filaments glandular pubescent basally; anthers oblong. Disc cupular, 0.5-1.5 mm high. Ovary glabrous. Stigma capitate, 2-lobed. Berry reddish purple, ellipsoid, 1.5-1.7 cm. Seed 1, reddish purple, ellipsoid, ca. 1.2 X 0.9 cm, shiny.

* Valley forests, open thickets; 1000-1800 m. Yunnan (Menghai Xian, Pingbian Xian).


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