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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/31/2013)
Species Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer
PlaceOfPublication Hort. Maurit. 224. 1837
Synonym Convolvulus nervosus Burm. f., Fl. Ind. 48, t. 20, f. 1. 1768. TYPE: (not seen). Convolvulus speciosus L. f., Suppl. 137. 1781. TYPE: Brazil, Vandelli (not seen). Ipomoea speciosa (L. f.) Pers., Syn. P1. 1: 183. 1805. Lettsomia nervosa (Burm. f.) Roxb., Fl. Ind. Ed. Carey and Wall. 2: 78. 1824. Argyreia speciosa (L. f.) Sweet, Hort. Brit. 289. 1827. Rivea nervosa (Burm. f.) Hall. f., Bull. Herb. Boissier 5: 381. 1897.
Description Lianas; stems herbaceous toward the tips, woody at the base, younger branches densely white pubescent, glabrate with age. Leaves cordate, 18-27 cm long, apically acute to obtuse, entire. Flowers in cymes on long white tomentose peduncles; sepals ovate to broadly ovate, 1.5-2 cm long, white-tomentose; corollas with lavender limb and darker throat, 6-6.5 cm long, pubescent outside at least on the tube and interplicae. Fruits indehiscent, baccate, subglobose, 1-1.5 cm long; seeds dark to fairly light brown, glabrous.
Habit Lianas
Distribution This pantropical cultivar
Note flowers in November.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Cristobal, Keenan 261 (US).
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