Argyreia hirsuta Wight & Arn., Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 18:365C. 1836;
Climbing undershrubs; stem hirsute. Leaves 13-20 x 7-14 cm, broadly ovate, base cordate, apex abruptly acuminate, densely strigose above, tomentose beneath; nerves 7-13 pairs, prominent below; petiole 5-11 cm long, densely pubescent. Flowers in axillary few to many flowered cymes; bracts leafy, to 3 cm long, lanceolate, shortly petioled, persistent. Sepals 6-8 x 2-3 mm, oblong, obtuse, sparsely hairy, equal. Corolla 5-7 cm long, funnel-shaped, pale purple, hispid without. Style filiform; stigma 2-globose. Berry 8-12 mm across, depressed-globose, yellow. Seeds embedded in mealy pulp.
Flowering and fruiting: November-December
Deciduous and shola forests, also in the plains
South India and Sri Lanka
Argyreia for identification 050813MK01 : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.
Please help me in identifying this large climber. It is found commonly in forest edges and near villages of Nilgiris.
Leaf: up to 25 cm across
Flower: up to 10 cm across
Place: Kothagiri, Nilgiris, TN
Alt.: 1900 m asl
Date: 20 July 2013
Looks like Elephant Creeper Argyreia nervosa Syn. Argyreia speciosa, Convolvulus nervosus
It is not Argyreia nervosa, but looks to me Argyreia hirsuta Wight & Arn
I think it may be Argyreia pilosa as per images herein and as per discussions another thread.
Also does not match with high resolution specimen of Argyreia hirsuta at the following:
It looks more closer to Argyreia hirsuta than A.pilosa (exposed parts stigosely hirsute; leaves cordate; sepals ovate;flowers pale purple with dark centre).
Thanks, … We have to further analyze it.