Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer

Family: Convolvulaceae Genus: Argyreia Species: Argyreia nervosa (Burm. f.) Bojer






Synonym Argyreia speciosa, Convolvulus nervosus, Lettsomia nervosa Flower Color White
Common Name Elephant Creeper Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Hawaiian Baby Woodrose, Silky Elephant Glory, Woolly Morning Glory Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Uritusonbi Fruiting Period Jan-March
Altitude Up to an 900 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Climber Fruit Details The flowers are followed by hard, woody capsules when they ripen break open to resemble miniature roses
Habitat Commonly occurs in forest margins, secondary forests and brushwoods at low to medium altitude Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to the Indian subcontinent and introduced to numerous areas worldwide, including Hawaii, Africa and the Caribbean Bark Details bark smooth greenish grey
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It has large, leathery heart-shaped leaves, which are white on the underside due to hairs. It is called elephant creeper because of the large leaves which look like elephant ears Leaf Details Leaf blades are 15-25 cm long, and 13-20 cm wide, heart-shaped

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found