DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Rivea nervosa (Burm. f.) Hall. f.
Lianas. Stems woody at base, densely white pubescent when young, glab-rescent. Leaves cordate, 18-27 cm long, apically acute to obtuse. Flowers in cymes on long, white, tomentose peduncles, the bracts ovate-lanceolate, sub¬tending. Sepals ovate to broadly ovate, 1.5-2 cm long, white-tomentose. Corol¬la with lavender limb and darker throat, 6-7 cm long, pubescent outside, at least on the tube and the interplicae. Fruit indehiscent, baccate, dry, subglobose, 1-1.5 cm long. Seeds dark to light brown, glabrous.
Fl. Per.: April to September.
Type: East India, Roxburgh s.n. (Iso.: K).
Sind: G-4 Karachi, M.A. Siddiqi 2569 (RAW).
Distribution: India, cultivated elsewh ere in tropical countries.
These climbers are cultivated in Sind. The leaves are used as poultices for wounds and for skin diseases.