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  Argyreia nellygherya
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Argyreia nellygherya Choisy, Convolv. Orient. 32. 1834 & in DC., Prodr. 9: 329. 1845; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 189. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 908(638). 1923; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 443. 1997.
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  Description: Scandent; branchlets hirsute. Leaves broad-ovate, to 8 x 7 cm, thick chartaceous, densely golden tomentose below, strigose above, base cordate, apex acute; petiole to 4.5 cm. Cymes axillary, corymbose; peduncle to 6 cm; pedicel to 1 cm; bracts lanceolate, 2.5 x 0.5 cm, hirsute without. Calyx-lobes 5; two longer, lanceolate, 2 x 0.3 cm, three shorter, 1.5 x 0.6 cm. Corolla 5.5 cm wide, reddish with deeper throat; tube 2.5 cm; limb sericeous without. Stamens 5, included, subequal. Ovary 4-celled; ovule 1 per cell. Berry subglobose, 2 cm wide, orange when ripe, enveloped in persistent calyx; seeds 2, oblongish, 9 x 7 cm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-January
  District(s): Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Shola forests
  Distribution: South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Rose, Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: South India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Nadugani ghats
   
 
   
 
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