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  Argyreia leschenaultii
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Argyreia leschenaultii Choisy, Convolv. Orient. 35. 1834.
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  Description: Lianas; the stems woody below, herbaceous at the tips, with somewhat scattered reddish-brown trichomes either appressed or erect. Leaves alternate, 3.5-12 cm long, ovate, or ovate-lanceoalte, basally obtuse to rounded, apically acute, glabrous or remotely pubescent above, strigose to somewhat pubescent below. Inflorescence in dense pseudo-capitate cymose clusters, the peduncles shorter than the leaves; bracts oblong to oblong-ovate, obtuse or apiculate, pubescent. Pedicels up to 3 mm long, usually shorter. Sepals unequal, the outer 2, 5 mm long, the 3 inner 6-7 mm long, ovate, the apex obtuse, mucronulate, glabrous or remotely appressed pubescent. Corolla lavender, often with an almost white limb, the tube darker, funnel form, 4-5.5 cm long. Fruits baccate, ovoid, apiculate with the persistent style base, 15-20 mm long, yellow, glabrous; seeds 1-3, glabrous.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): Idukki
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  Habitat: Deciduous forests and scrub jungles
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Blue, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
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