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2. Argyreia nasirii D. Austin, nom. nov. (Fig. 1, A).

Vern.: Nag Doom


Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Argyreia nasirii

Credit: S. Hameed

  • Lettsomia thomsonii Clarke

    Lianas. Stems woody at base, sparsely pubescent. Leaves ovate-lanceolate, cordate basally, acute apically. Flowers in capitate cymose inflorescences, the bracts spathulate-oblong, sparsely villose, 9-12 mm long, caducous. Sepals ovate, acute, 12-20 mm long, densely appressed hirsute. Corolla lavender to rose-purple, 5-5.5 cm long, pubescent outside. Fruit an indehiscent berry, dry.

    Fl. Per.: January.

    Type: Based on several collections from Gharwal to Sikkim.

    Kashmir: C-7 Mirpur Dist., Baghsar, c. 4000 ft., Jan Mohd. (RAW).

    Distribution: Pakistan, India to Sikkim.

    Clarke’s specific name cannot be transferred to Argyreia because of the existence of Argyreia thomsonii Craib in Kew Bull. 422.1911.


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