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1. Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer, Hort. Maurit. 224. 1837. Choisy, l.c. 328, van Ooststroom, l.c. 499, Austin, l.c. 216.

Vern.: Samandar-ka-pat.

DANIEL F. AUSTIN


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

  • Argyreia speciosa (Linn. f.) Sweet
  • Convolvulus nervosus Burm. f.
  • Convolvulus speciosus Linn. f.
  • Lettsomia nervosa (Burm.f.) Roxb.
  • 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┬Čtending. Sepals ovate to broadly ovate, 1.5-2 cm long, white-tomentose. Corol┬Čla 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.


     

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