Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Convolvulaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Argyreia cuneata (Willd.) Ker Gawler

Leaf arrangement

Alternate distichous

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Oblong

Leaf Apex

Rounded

Leaf Base

Acute

Leaf Margin

Entire

Habit : An erect bushy shrub.

Habitat and Distribution : Occasional on calcareous degraded slopes. Hills above 750m. Peninsular India.

Indigenous Information : The fruit is used as a top by children.

 

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Names:


Irula : Bombara chedi
Tamil : Vettai chedi, Kanvali poo


Flower:

In axillary cymes, purple, shiny. Flowering from August onwards.

Fruit :

A berry, ellipsoid, pointed, yellowish-brown. Fruiting from November onwards.

All from Convolvulaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)