Argyreia nervosa (Burm.f.) Bojer

 
  • Family : CONVOLVULACEAE
    (MORNING-GLORY FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Convolvulaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Argyreia speciosa (L. f.) Sweet
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer
  • Common name : Elephant Creeper, Woolly morning glory
  • Vernacular name : Samandar-ka-pat, Samandar-sok (Hindi); Chandrapada (Kannada); Samutrappachai, Kakkatan (Tamil); Samudra pala, Chandra pala (Telugu); Mundanoi (Oria)'; Bastantri (Sanskrit); Maruthudari, Marikkunni, Samudrappacha (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climbing shrub
  • Comments / notes : Grown as medicinal plant
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district, Nellore district, Vishakapatnam district, Anantapur district, East Godavari district, Krishna district
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district, Chikkamagaluru district, Davanagare district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Raichur district, Uttara Kannada district, Dakshina Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in tropical countries
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi District; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; N.P.Singh, 1988- Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Argyreia nervosa. Downloaded on 5 December 2019.

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