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Published In: Flora Cochinchinensis 1: 95, 134. 1790. (Fl. Cochinch.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: DANIEL F. AUSTIN
Contributor Institution: Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
General/Distribution: A genus of about 90 species in the Old World tropics. 2 species have been reported from Pakistan.


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Lianas, perennial. Leaves petiolate, glabrous or pubescent, variable in size and shape. Flowers in usually bracteate, axillary, few- to many-flowered cymes. Sepals often pubescent outside, slightly to much enlarged in fruit. Corolla campanulate, infundibuliform or tubular, the limb entire to deeply lobed, the interplicae pubescent. Stamens included or exserted. The stigmas bi-globose. Fruits ellipsoid to globose, fleshy, leathery or mealy berries.

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1 Leaves sparsely strigose on both surfaces. Stems with sparse villous indumentum
+ Leaves densely white pubescent below. Stems white with an appressed indumentum 1 Argyreia nervosa
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