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  Argyreia sericea
 
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  Family: CONVOLVULACEAE
  Citation:  Argyreia sericea Dalz. in Dalz. & Gibs., Bombay Fl. 169. 1861; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 188. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 908(638). 1923; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 306. 1990; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 208. 1999; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 555. 2009.
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  Description: Densely hirsute stout climbing shrubs. Leaves to 13 x 10 cm, deltoid, ovate to lanceolate, apex acute, base truncate, pubescent above, densely hirsute below; petiole to 4 cm. Cymes axillary; bracts 4 x 1.5 cm, oblong, tomentose; peduncles to 10 cm, pubescent; calyx lobes 1 x 0.5 cm, oblong-lanceolate, pubescent, except the overlapping part, slightly unequal; corolla funnel shaped, tube 6 cm long, pink, hirsute on outside, especially on the conduplication. Berry 3 cm across, fruiting calyx enlarged.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-February
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad, Wayanad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Western Ghats
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Nellimedu, Attappady R.F.
   
 
   
 
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