Argyreia populifolia Choisy, Convolv. Orient. 32 1834. ;

Cilmbing shrubs, stem glabrous, younger parts sparsely pubescent. Leaves alternate, 8-20 x 5-15 cm, broadly ovate, acute to shortly acuminate at apex, cordate to round at base, glabrous or sparsely hairy above, densely pubescent below. Flowers in dense axillary corymbose many-flowered cymes; peduncles 8-12 cm long; pedicels 0.8-1 cm long. Bracts leafy, varying in size, 1.5-4 x 0.3-2 cm, ovate to linear lanceolate. Sepals 5, 0.5-0.6 x 0.4-0.5 cm, sparsely hairy without. Corolla funnel-shaped, pinkish white; tube 3-4 cm long; limb spreading, 4-6 cm across. Berry globose, 1-1.5 cm diam; seeds 2-4. Calyx accrescent in fruits.

Flowering and fruiting: November-January
Degraded forests
India and Sri Lanka
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi



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Argyreia populifolia Choisy, wild climber, from Irpu falls area of coorg, Karnataka