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  Argyreia elliptica
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Argyreia elliptica (Roth) Choisy, Convolv. Orient. 35. 1834; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 269. 1984; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 297. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 258. 1989; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 234. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 263. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 205. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 335. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 554. 2009. Ipomoea elliptica Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 113. 1821. Lettsomia elliptica (Roth) Wight, Ic. t. 1356. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 192. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 911(640). 1923.
  Malayalam Name(s): Adumbuvalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Twiners, branchlets sparsely pubescent. Leaves simple, alternate, 5-9 x 3-5 cm, elliptic-ovate to obovate, apex acute, base rounded to truncate. Cymes lax, corymbose, to 8 cm; bracts deciduous. Sepals 5, subequal, 4 x 3 mm, ovate, obtuse. Corolla pink to rose, 3-4 cm across. Stamens 5, anthers 3mm. Ovary 1.5 mm, 2-loculare, cell 2-ovuled, style 1.5 cm. Berry 0.7 cm across, orange.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Kollam, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Kannur, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Margins of shola forests
  Distribution: South India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Violet
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Vallakkadavu, Vengoli, Kanthalppara, Moozhiar, Brahmagiri, Vandalodu
   
 
   
 
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