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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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Argyreia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Argyreia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Argyreia
Wikipedia: Argyreia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Argyreia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Argyreia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Argyreia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2192, retrieved 6 December 2021

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