Argyreia nervosa

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Argyreia nervosa (Burm.f.) Bojer

Convolvulaceae

Life form: climber
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

VII

65A / db76b0 

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 nervosa is a climber.

Naming

Argyreia nervosa was already described and the name validly published by Nicolaas Laurens Burman. It was Wenceslaus Bojer, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1837.

Taxonomy

Argyreia nervosa 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

The climbers reach heights of 8 to 10 metres.

Leaves

Argyreia nervosa is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are ovate with entire margins.

Flowers and Fruits

Argyreia nervosa produces cymes of magenta funnel-shaped flowers in July.

The climbers produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Argyreia nervosa is native to India.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

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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