Argyreia acuta

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Argyreia acuta Lour.

Convolvulaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

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Inflorescence: cyme

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Lamiidae
Superordo:
Solananae
Ordo:
Convolvulales

Argyreia acuta is a climber.

Naming

Argyreia acuta was described by João de Loureiro in 1790. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Argyreia acuta is a species in the genus Argyreia which contains approximately 26 to 46 species and belongs to the family of the Convolvulaceae (Morning-glory Family). The type species of the genus is Argyreia obtusifolia.

Characteristics

Growth

Leaves

Argyreia acuta is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate.

Flowers and Fruits

Argyreia acuta produces cymes of white funnel-shaped flowers from August to October.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Argyreia acuta is native to China, Laos and Vietnam.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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