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Taxon: Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer

Genus: Argyreia
Family: Convolvulaceae tribe: Ipomoeeae.
Nomen number: 3968
Place of publication: Hortus maurit. 224. 1837
Name verified on: 03-Sep-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 03-Sep-2002
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Indian Subcontinent: India

  • widely cultivated


  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica. (F Jam)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning.; Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java. (F Java)
  • Berhaut, J. 1971–. Flore illustrée du Senegal. (F Senegal)
  • Bhandari, M. M. 1978. Flora of the Indian desert. (F IndDes)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1985. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials (revised edition). New Delhi. (Wealth India RM ed2) 1:418–419.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. (CRC MedHerbs)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. (Zander Ency)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. (Mansf Ency)
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. (Dict Gard)
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan. (F Taiwan)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants. (F Philipp)
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  • Pullaiah, T. et al. 1997–1998. Flora of Andhra Pradesh (India). (F Andhra Prad)
  • Shawcross, W. E. 1983. Recreational use of ergoline alkaloids from Argyreia nervosa. J. Psychoact. Drugs 15:251–259.
  • St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands. (L Hawaii)
  • Staples, G. W. 1996. pers. comm. [re. English common names].
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505. (AH 505)
  • Verma, D. M. et al. (vol. 1); V. Mudgal et al. (vol. 2). 1993–. Flora Madhya Pradesh. (F Madhya Prad)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng) [mentions].


Check other web resources for Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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