Argyreia elliptica Arn. ex Choisy, Convolv. Orient. 35. 1834 [Aug 1834];
ar-GY-ree-uh — from the Greek argyro, (silver), referring to the leaf margin color … Dave’s Botanary
ee-LIP-tih-kuh — elliptical, about twice as long as wide … Dave’s Botanary 

Endemic to: peninsular India
Flora Of Davanagere District: Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (Description) – 2004- Argyreia cuneata, Argyreia elliptica, Argyreia imbricataArgyreia kleiniana, Argyreia nervosa, Argyreia pilosa, Argyreia pomacea etc.)   
Flora of Eastern Karnataka, Volume 2 By N. P. Singh (1988- Description & keys- Argyreia cuneata, Argyreia pilosa, Argyreia sericea, Argyreia strigosa, Argyreia cymosa, Argyreia elliptica, Argyreia imbricata & Argyreia nervosa)


Is this Argyreia elliptica ?: These pics were  long shot in rainy n windy conditions. So if u can somehow identify these images, plz help.

Habit- Vine
Habitat- Wild

Location- Mulshi, Pune
Date- 4 th Sep 2011.

Looks like a species of Argyria of Convolvulaceae family on Bridelia retusa. Any close up picture/s of flower/inflorescence and any information on whether the leaves and other parts are hairy or not.

…, I took these pics at full zoom. I couldn’t take any closer picture. I just know  that the leaves were smooth from above.
It looked like Argyreia elliptica to me.

… looking at some of the leaves in all the mix of plants, they do look that of *Argyreia elliptica*.
These are morning bloomers … around and post noon, they lose their glory.
Please take a look some of my views of Argyreia elliptica at flickr… comparison.

Loved yr pics  of Argyreia elliptica. Yes in those mixed leaves I can too spot leaves of Argyreia elliptica. And  I definately clicked these pics post noon.

yes … you plant is Argyreia elliptica..

Convolvulaceae Week :: Argyreia elliptica at Ambavane: Argyreia elliptica (Roth.) Choisy.

ar-GY-ree-uh — from the Greek argyro, (silver), referring to the leaf margin color
ee-LIP-tih-kuh — elliptical, about twice as long as wide
Oct 2, 2009 … at Ambavane, Maharashtra
commonly known as: elliptic-leaved silverweed • Konkani: kedari • Marathi: बोंडवेल bondvel, khedari • Tamil: உன்னாயங்கொடி unnayankoti
Endemic to: peninsular India
References: Flowers of IndiaDatabase of Western Ghats FloraFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Oct 2, 2009 … at Ambavane, Maharashtra


Convolvula​ceae Week :: Argyreia elliptica from Coimbatore:


Convolvulaceae week : Argyreia elliptica Mulshi:
Argyreia elliptica
Mulshi Near Pune

yes Argyreia elliptica, very common in Pune forest, i guess photo taken in July or August


identification no030112sn2: Please help in identifying this species.

plant habit:climber?
height:full height

i guess Ipomoea elliptica

It is not Ipomoea but Argyreia sp. 

One related post by … and it has been identified as A. elliptica.
Apparently this species is not listed in “the plant list” or GRIN.
I could not find this species of Argyreia in my literature collections as well.
But the characters of this plant is agreeing with the description of Lettsomia elliptica (synonym mentioned in the message) in Gamble flora (Vol II, Page 910) . This species is also not mentioned in either in “the plant list” or GRIN.

Requesting ID of this Convolvulaceae plant – Lohagad : 20082013 : ARK-01 : August 2013 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this Convolvulaceae plant captured at Lohagad near Pune in August 2013.

This looks like Argyreia elliptica.

Thank you … for the prompt response and ID…

ID request- 28082013-PKA1 : Attachments (3 + 9). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Seen this climber en-route Sudhagad. Leaves seems to be familiar but some how not able to reach ID..

This is a species of Argyreia possibly A. sericea [Gavel].

It looks like Argyreia elliptica

… is right. This is Argyreia elliptica. I stand corrected. Sending my photographs of the same.


ANSEPT18 Argyreia sp. for identification : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (7).

Leaf tips are retuse without any variation.
7th September 2014
Bangalore outskirts

Identified as Argyriea elliptica.


Argyreia elliptica Arn. ex Choisy SN Sep 2 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2).
Argyreia elliptica Arn. ex Choisy, Fam: Convolvulaceae wild climber from Denkanikota area (altitude 850m), Krishnagiri dt, Tamilnadu

Argyreia for identification MK Dec-07 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Please help me in identifying this Argyreia sp. found growing on natural fences.
Leaves are up to 10 cm long.
Date: 21 Sep 2014
Location: Mavanatham village, Sathyamangalam, TN
Alt.: 850 m asl

It’s Argyreia elliptica

This looks like Argyreia elliptica to me.



Argyreia elliptica Arn. ex Choisy
A woody climber to scrambler photographed along roadside between Chikamagalur and Mullayanagiri in Karnataka.

Argyreia elliptica—–for sharing : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Photo taken at Aambyvalley Rd., Lonavala, Pune in Oct 15


via Species‎ > ‎A‎ > Argyreia elliptica (Roth) Choisy … family: Convolvulaceae ~ Convulvulaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
ar-GY-ree-uh — from the Greek argyro, (silver), referring to the leaf margin color … Dave’s Botanary
ee-LIP-tih-kuh — elliptical, about twice as long as wide … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known aselliptic-leaved silverweedoval-leaved silverweed • Konkaniकेदारी kedari • Malayalamഅടന്പു adambuvalli • Marathiबोंडवेल bondvel • Tamilஊனான் unanஉன்னாயங்கொடி unnayankoti • Teluguకప్పతీగ kappatiga • Tuluಎರ್ಮೆಕ್ಕುಲವು ermekkulavu 
botanical namesArgyreia elliptica (Roth) Choisy … synonymsIpomoea elliptica Roth • Lettsomia elliptica (Roth) Wight … Kerala Plants 
October 2, 2009 … near Lion’s Point, Off Lonavala 

missed one name in the compilation …

 • Kannadaಉಗನಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ ugani balli

ar-GY-ree-uh — from the Greek argyro, (silver), referring to the leaf margin color … Dave’s Botanary
ee-LIP-tih-kuh — elliptical, about twice as long as wide … Dave’s Botanary

commonly known as: elliptic-leaved silverweed, oval-leaved silverweed • Kannada: ಉಗನಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ ugani balli • Konkani: बोंडवेल bondvel, केदारी kedari • Malayalam: അടന്പു adambuvalli • Marathi: बोंडवेल bondvel • Tamil: ஊனான் unan, உன்னாயங்கொடி unnayankoti • Telugu: కప్పతీగ kappatiga • Tulu: ಎರ್ಮೆಕ್ಕುಲವು ermekkulavu

botanical namesArgyreia elliptica (Roth) Choisy … synonymsArgyreia laurifolia (Roxb.) Voigt • Argyreia strigosa subsp. obovata (C.B.Clarke) Panigrahi & Murti • Convolvulus ellipticus (Roth) Spreng. • Convolvulus laurifolius Roxb. • Ipomoea laurifolia (Roxb.) Sweet • Lettsomia elliptica (Roth) Wight ex C.B.Clarke • Mouroucoa elliptica (Roth) Kuntze … POWO

Bibliography / etymology

~~~~~ ENGLISH ~~~~~
elliptic-leaved silverweed
oval leaved silverweed
~~~~~ KANNADA ~~~~~
ಉಗನಿ ಬಳ್ಳಿ ugani balli
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu … also ಉಗನಿ ಹಂಬು ugani hambu
  • this name shared with:
    • Argyreia aggregata (Roxb.) Choisy … synonym of Argyreia imbricata (Roth) Sant. & Patel … ENVIS – FRLHT
    • Menispermum glabrum Burm. fil. … synonym of Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers … Five Hundred Indian Plants by Basel Mission, Mangalore
~~~~~ KONKANI ~~~~~
बोंडवेल bondvel
केदारी kedari
~~~~~ MALAYALAM ~~~~~
അടന്പു adambuvalli
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu
  • this name shared with:
    • Convolvulus pes-caprae L. … synonym of Ipomoea pes-caprae (L.) R. Br. … A Malayalam and English dictionary by Hermann Gundert
    • Spatholobus parviflorus (DC.) Kuntze … Kerala Plants … also അടുന്പു adumbuvalli
~~~~~ MARATHI ~~~~~
बोंडवेल bondvel
~~~~~ TAMIL ~~~~~
ஊனான் unan
  • elliptic-leaved silverweed … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
உன்னாயங்கொடி unnayankoti
  • Lettsomia elliptica (Roth) Wight … synonym of Argyreia elliptica (Roth) Choisy … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
  • this name shared with:
    Lettsomia setosa Roxb. … synonym of Argyreia setosa (Roxb.) Choisy … Tamil lexicon [Madras], University of Madras
~~~~~ TELUGU ~~~~~
కప్పతీగ kappatiga
  • Lettsomia elliptica (Roth) Wight … synonym of Argyreia elliptica (Roth) Choisy … ENVIS – FRLHT
~~~~~ TULU ~~~~~
ಎರ್ಮೆಕ್ಕುಲವು ermekkulavu
  • Shodhganga – Medicinal plants of Tulunadu … ಎರ್ಮೆ erme = buffalo; ಕುಲವು kulavu = generic name for Merremia spp. … this plant used as fodder for buffalos
~~~~~ x ~~~~~

Names of Plants in India :: Telugu name for Argyreia elliptica : 4 posts by 2 authors.
Any Telugu name for Argyreia elliptica (syn. Lettsomia elliptica) ?

Please check this name kappatheega  …listed at ENVIS – FRLHT for Lettsomia elliptica.
It would be కప్పతీగ … please validate.
From online dictionary, found కప్ప kappa = frog; తీగ tiga = creeper, vine.

…, you are absolutely correct, congrats, you learned well some telugu

Thanks very very much … 🙂 😀 … for the help and appreciation. I have grown used to (only) some of the words (part of names) that are used frequently.

Morning Glory For ID : Bangalore : 200418; AK-3 :  5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Moning Glory, possibly Argyreia Species near Bangalore.
The picture has been taken by my son during a trek to one of the mountains around Bangalore.
There is just one picture.

To me appears close.

Thanks a lot for suggested id.
To me, it looks closer to Argyreia involucrata.

First image at the stated site is different from correct 2nd and 3rd image. I have left the comment accordingly.
Pl. check the sepals at the herbarium specimen of Argyreia involucrata at
These are much different from your posted image.


Request for D BILIKERE 15 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2) – 2 mb each.
Location :-Bilikere Mysore
Date;- 23/1/2020

Resembles Cordia sp.

Could be Cordia sinensis, Boraginaceae, 

Doubtful ID. Please send some more photos of the foliage/ flowers etc. if available.

Only two Photographs available . it is creeper on tree 

I think it does not match with Cordia sinensis Lam. as per images and details herein.
I doubt if it is Cordia as per comparative images herein.

Argyreia elliptica

A species of Argyrea

Please find attached flower images, is it same.
Argyreia elliptica
Attachments (1)

I think there is a mismatch between the first set of photos (two) and the present one.  Perhaps belong to two different plants, looking at the fruits seen in the first batch of photos. Hence the ID suggested is for the latest one I believe is correct. … may clarify.