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  Argyreia osyrensis
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Argyreia osyrensis (Roth) Choisy, Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 6: 427. 1843 'orixensis'; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 205. 2002. Ipomoea osyrensis Roth, Nov. Pl. Sp. 117. 1821. Lettsomia aggregata Roxb. var. osyrensis (Roth) Clarke in Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 191. 1883.
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  Description: Climbing shrubs, branchlets white, tomentose. Leaves 5-10 x 4-8 cm, broadly ovate, apex acute, base subcordate, thinly pubescent above and tawny tomentose below; petiole to 4 cm, tomentose. Cymes densely white tomentose, peduncle 5-8 cm, bracts sub-orbicular; calyx 5, unequal, ovate, to 8 x 5 mm; corolla 1 cm, pink, tube to 1.5 cm; stamens exerted; ovary 2-locular, cell 2-ovuled, style 2 cm. Berry ca 1 cm across, red, enclosed by ovate-orbicular bracts.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Thrissur
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  Habitat: Margins of grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia
  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
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  Localities: Kuchimudi
   
 
   
 
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