7009.000 Argyreia Lour.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Shrubs, scandent or lianas, stems woody. Leaves petiolate lamina margins entire, abaxially, sometimes silvery sericeous. Inflorescence cymes, or loose or compact capitula, few to many flowered, axillary, rarely terminal. Sepals persistent, herbaceous or leathery, abaxially pubescent, adaxially glabrous and often red; corolla purple, red, pink or white, campanulate, funnelform or tubular; limb sub-entire to deeply five lobed. Fruit berries, red, purplish, orange or yellowish; fleshy, mealy or leathery. Seeds 4 or fewer.

Worldwide: 90 species from Indomalesia to Australia

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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nervosa (Burm. f.) Boj.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Argyreia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Argyreia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Argyreia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Argyreia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Argyreia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Argyreia
JSTOR Plant Science: Argyreia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Argyreia
Plants of the World Online: Argyreia
Tropicos: Argyreia
Wikipedia: Argyreia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Argyreia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2192, retrieved 28 May 2023

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