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This paper accounts for all names published in Argyreia Lour., Lettsomia Roxb., and Moorcroftia Choisy, reconciles the taxonomy and nomenclature for those names based on study of type specimens for nearly all of them. In total, 135 species and 5 varieties are accepted; a significant increase in the species-level diversity relative to previously published estimates in the literature. Concise summaries of the infrageneric relationships, distribution and biogeography, taxonomy, and nomenclatural complexities are provided; relevant literature is cited throughout. Excluded species and uncertain species are treated in separate sections. One new combination is made at varietal rank and one invalid name in current use is here validated. A comprehensive index is provided to all published names, cross-referenced to the accepted name.
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66 (2) • April 2017: 4 45477 Staples & Traiperm • Nomenclature of Argyreia (Convolvulaceae)
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Argyreia
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A nomenclatural review of Argyreia (Convolvulaceae)
G.W. St a p l es1 & Paweena Traiperm2
1 HRA, Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, U.K.
2 Department of Plant Science, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
 G.W. Staples, geozsg@gmail.com
ORCID 
DOI   
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Argyreia   Lettsomia  Moorcroftia  
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 
Argyreia
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  
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         
Argyreia     
  Argyreia spe
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     
           
  
      
 Argyreia   
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   Argyreia
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 Ipomoea     
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Argyreia 
       


Argyreia    
          
   

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    
  
    
Ipomoea 
         
Argyreia
    Ipomoea

 IpomoeaIpomoea =
   
  
     
  
     Porana
Merremia
  Argyreia Ipomoea 
Ipomoea

 


   


Argyreia

Argyreia
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MATERIALS AND METHODS

Argyreia





   
    



 
Argyreia  

RES U LT S
Typification and nomenclatural problems. —
   
Argyreia
    
        
 


Argyreia    

      


I. The Roth names. —
        
 

 

Argyreia 
       





   
  









II. The Choisy na mes. —
     
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66 (2) • April 2017: 4 45477 Staples & Traiperm • Nomenclature of Argyreia (Convolvulaceae)
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 Convolvulaceae Orientales   
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Argyreia 
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III. David Prain and the Lettsomia strigosa confusion.
           
   Flora of British India  
Arg yreia Lettsomia    
    
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   
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
Lettsomia strigosaA. capitata
L. peguensis L. barbigera   
L. confusa


  


   
  




  
          
        
A. nasirii  A. thomsonii  A. bella
     
         

IV. The A. splendens / mollis confusion. —  
 
A. splendens
  




A. splendensA. mollis
. A. splendens 

A. splendens
  
  A. cheliensis A. monglaensis


    A. splendens
A. mollis
 
A. splendens A. mollis. 
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DISCUSSION
   


  
Argyreia

Lettsomia       

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    
 
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 

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not
      
   
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 ArgyreiaLettsomia  
 
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LettsomiaArgyreia 
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     
Argyreia
Ptyxanthus  
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Schizanthus
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   Argyreia
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
Argyreia    
  
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Code of Nomenclature 
SchizanthusArgyreia 
Argyreia
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
Argyreia
  
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 
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  
   
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  
         
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Arrangement of the species nomenclator. —
   
   
             
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 
  
 
  
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   
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              
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NO M E NCL AT OR
Argyreia  
 
Argyreia obtusifolia 
= Lettsomia    
Lettsomia
cuneata 
= Moorcroftia        

Moorcroftia penangiana
pinangiana
= SamudraSamudra spe-
ciosa 
= Cryptanthela
    Cryptanthela sericea 
Argyreon

Distribution. –    

bona fide Argyreia   
   
    
 
      
Argyreia  

A. onila-
hiensisAndriamahay &
al. 1132 Randriantafika 173
 Argyreia  
A. onilahiensis
 

   Argyreia


Tur bin aIpomoea
   
     
Ipomoea
   
     
Argyreia 

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Argyreia adpressa     
   Moorcroftia adpressa
   
Lettsomia adpressa
    Wallic h Cat.
1424      
      

Distribution. –   

Notes. – 
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66 (2) • April 2017: 4 45477 Staples & Traiperm • Nomenclature of Argyreia (Convolvulaceae)
           
 
 
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Argyreia akoensis     
        
P.H.
Chen 499 
Distribution. –
Notes. –  

Argyreia albiflora    
     

Staples, Suksathan & Sangirotjanapat 1439
 

Distribution. – 
Notes. – 
4Argyreia androyensis

R. Decary 8841

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
5Argyreia ankylophlebia 
     
P. Traiperm
598
Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia apoensis
Rivea apoensis
 
A.D.E. Elmer 11231
       
    

Distribution. –
Notes. –
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Argyreia arakuensis
   
      
Balakrishnan 540A   
540B 540C 540D
540E 540F 
Distribution. –
Notes. – 
A. sericea
    

Argyreia argentea
   Argyreia argentea   

Lettsomia argentea 



Roxburgh Wallich Cat. 1364.3
  

Argyreon sericeum

Distribution. –    

Notes. –A. argentea    
    


 
 

       
Argyreia argentea)
     













Argyreia atropurpurea
    Convolvulus atropurpureus
Ipomoea atropurpurea
 Lettsomia
atropurpurea
  
Wallich Cat. 1345
  

Distribution. –   
A. atropurpurea
A. pierreanaFlora of China
Notes. –

 

10Argyreia baoshanensis
 
   Zhao Ziwen 706    
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Distribution. –
Notes. – Argyreia baoshanensis
 Ipomoea barlerioides 
    


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Argyreia barbata 
Convolvulus barbatus    
 

Ipomoea barbata
 


Lettsomia barbata



  
Wallich Cat . 1391

col-
lector unknown
Distribution. – 
Notes. –     
C. barbatus
IpomoeaWallich
Ca t. 1391        


   

A. barbata A. may-
myensis


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Argyreia barbigera     
Lettsomia barbi gera


Wallich Cat. 1404/1 

Wallich Cat. 1404/2 

= Lettsomia strigosa 

   
Roxburgh s.n. Wallich Cat. 1404/1

= Lettsomia confusa  brevipes     
syn. no v.
Wallich Cat. 1404/2 

Kurz 1087   

Distribution. –
Notes. – A. barbigera

A. confusa A. thomsonii
strigosa
ArgyreiaA. strigosa   Ipomoea
strigosa

   L. stri-
gosaConv. capitatus
A. capitiformis
 Wallich Cat. 1404/1 
A. capitiformis
  brevipesArgyreia

A. barbigera
        
A. barbigera  Lettsomia
barbigera 
 L. confusa
  
 
  
  Code    
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Argyreia barnesiibarnesii
Rivea barnesii 

    
   
      
 Barnes For. Bur. 68

= Rivea cinerea

A.D.E. Elmer 8882
  

Distribution. –      

Notes. – 
Argyreia barnesii   urdanetensis
  Rivea urdanetensis 
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


A.D.E. Elmer 13361     


Distribution. –
Notes. –
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Argyreia baronii
Ipomoea syringifolia
 
Baron 4674  

Distribution. –
Notes. –
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Argyreia bella
Argyreia bella
       
Lettsomia bella   
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        
     Clarke
20452A       
Cl a rke 21351A
 
 Wallich Cat. 1411  

= Argyreia tomentosa cordata
sy n . nov.
Wallic h
Cat. 1408.2Wallich Cat.
1411
Distribution. –
Notes. –Wallich Cat. 1411 as a

L. bellaWal lich 1411

Argyreia tomentosa cordata
    


A. confusathomsoniibarbigera 

16Argyreia bifrons
Mrs
Ren sch 454
Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia boholensis  
Lettsomia boholensis
Ramos
Bur. Sci. 42772

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
Argyreia boseana
   
        
Z. Kapadia 2083  
Z. Kapadia 2082
Distribution. –
Notes. –   A. hookeri

      
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Argyreia bracteata  
Lettsomia bracteata
  
Wallic h Cat. 1419. A

Distribution. –
Notes. –  A. bracteata


  



A. pomacea

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Argyreia bracteosa    
Lettsomia bracteosa

 McLelland s.n.

Distribution. – 
Notes. – 


A. bracteosa




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Argyreia breviscapa       
Lettsomia breviscapa
   
    Put 4045


= Ipomoea bracteosa 
  
Lecomte & Finet 1476
= Lettsomia calcicola
Argyreia calcicola 
       
A.F.G. Kerr 19658


Distribution. –     
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Notes. – 
  Argyreia
A. bracteosa
is L. breviscapa
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Argyreia capitiformis
Convolvulus capitiformis    
Lettsomia capitiformis
 Convolvulus capitatus

  Ipomoea capitata
 Argyreia capitata
  
Rivea capitata
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
Koenig s.n.
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= Ipomoea strigosa
Argyreia strigosa
    
B. Heyne s.n.
= Lettsomia capitata 
T. Horsfield s.n. “Conv.
9” 

= Argyreia capitata
 Index Kewensis
Lettsomia capitata  

= Lettsomia peguensis  
  
 Griffith Kew Distr. #5844
   
Griffith 627 Kew Distr. #5844
       
Wallich 1365.2  
Parish 194
Helfer 
Kew Distr. #5844
= Argyreia rufohirsuta  
   
Esq uir ol 124 
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= Argyreia verrucosohispida
 
 Qian Yiyong 1838

Distribution. – 
  



Notes. –    C. capitiformis
C. capitatus     
 
C. capitatus

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rucosohispida  Qia n 1838 
Qia n 1851 1889

A. capitiformis  
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Argyreia caudata       
       
Amdjah 847

Distribution. –     

Notes. – 
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Argyreia celebica       

 Ko o r ders 18214β 

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
25Argyreia cheliensis

C.W. Wang 78747
  

Distribution. –
Notes. –    
Argyreia splendens

26Argyreia cinerea

Sarasin 523 
Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia coacta
      Argyreia hirsuta
  coacta   
  
 Thwaites C.P. 1944
 
Distribution. –
Notes. –
Argyreia populifolia   coacta



Rivea zeylanica 
hirsuta
 A. hirsuta  
Argyreia  
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Argyreia collinsae
Rivea collinsae
Lettsomia
collinsae  
    A.F.G. Kerr 2149

 
 Mrs D.J. Collins 53 
       

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
Argyreia confusa  
  Lettsomia confusa     

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66 (2) • April 2017: 4 45477 Staples & Traiperm • Nomenclature of Argyreia (Convolvulaceae)
King’s collector [Abdul Huk] s.n. 
     
King’s collector
Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia congesta
     
  C. B. Kloss SF-19010
  

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia coonoorensis   
    
        
Me ebold 12397
Distribution. –
Notes. –
  
  
   


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Argyreia corneri       

E.J.H. Corner SF-30140
      


Distribution. –
Notes. –         
          
 

        
        
  

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Argyreia crispa    
       
     W.N. & C.M.
Bangham 840

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia cucullata     
    
   Lörzing 8514 

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
Argyreia cuneata  
Convolvulus cuneatus
Lettsomia cuneata
Rivea cuneata
 
Klein s.n.


= Ipomoea atrosanguinea   

Distribution. –

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Notes. –

    
   



      



  
     
   
    


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Argyreia cymosa
Argyreia cymosa 
       
Lettsomia cymosa     
Roxburgh
s.n.

Distribution. –
  
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Notes. –       

  
       
 
     
 
Law s.n.
 
  

 
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Argyreia daltonii 
  
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     Clarke
20503D
20503E
  Clarke 20542A D       

 Clarke 20533A  
   Clarke
34 257A 
Distribution. –    

Notes. – 
Argyreia discolor

Carr SF-26872

Distribution. –    

Notes. –       A. discolor
        
   


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Argyreia dokmaihom   
      

Staples, Traiperm, Inta & Triyutthachai
1546

Distribution. –
Notes. –                

  
Argyreia   
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Argyreia elliptica
  
Ipomoea elliptica
Lettsomia elliptica
 Lettsomia el
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liptica 

B. Heyne s.n.

= Convolvulus laurifolius   Ipomoea
laurifolia Argyreia
laurifolia       
   
Roxburgh s.n.
     Lectotype (designated here):
Convolvulus laurifolius

= Lettsomia setosa   obovata
 Argyreia setosa   obovata

Argyreia strigosaobovata
 
Wall ich Cat. 1381  
Distribution. –    

Notes. –
     
C. laurifolius     
 Ipomoea elliptica







      
  

 
Convolvulus laurifolius

   
Wallich Cat. 1381   
A. elliptica
Lettsomia setosaobovata.
41Argyreia elongata

J. Dransf ield &
al. J D- 7115    
 

Distribution. –    

Notes. –


42Argyreia erinacea    

J. & M.S. Clemens 30401  

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia eriocephala
 
    C.W. Wang 81444 

Distribution. – 
Notes. –      A. mastersii
     
    
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44Argyreia formosana
Ipomoea tomentosa
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
E. Matsuda s.n. 
T. Soma s.n.

Distribution. – 
Notes. –      
A. obtusi-
folia

I. tomen-
tosa








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Argyreia fulgens

Wallich Cat. 1394/1 
      
 Wallich Cat. 1394/B  

Distribution. –
Notes. –

    
 



ArgyreiaA. sikkimensis
     
     
46Argyreia fulvocymosa 
 
   Mao Pin-Yi 3101

= Argyreia fulvocymosa    pauciflora
      syn. nov.
 H.W. Li 59-13533
     
Distribution. –      

Notes. –       

  
  
paucif lora 

 
                           

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Argyreia fulvovillosa

C.H. Yang 012132

Distribution. –
Notes. – 

Argyreia glabra
       

Zollinger 985
 
Distribution. –
Notes. – 
Argyreia hancorniifolia
Lettsomia hancorniifolia 

 Thwaites C.P.
1924


Distribution. –
Notes. –      A. hancorniifolia
          
   
FicusCalophyllum

   

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Argyreia henryi
Ipomoea henryi
  Lettsomia henryi    
 
A.F.G. Kerr 1489
 
A. Henry 13387 

= Argyreia henryi   hypochrysa

  C.W. Wang 80675  

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
51Argyreia hirsuta  
Argyreia hirsuta 
  Argyreia hirsuta
 
   Rivea hirsuta
 
 Rivea zeylanica    hirsuta   
  
Wight Cat.
2254 
     
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        

Distribution. –      
Notes. –
  
           
 


 
TL-2Pugillus  


  Wight Cat. 2255
A. pilosa
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Argyreia hirsutissima     
Lettsomia hirsutissima 
   
         
Clarke 9835A
N. Wallich
Cat. 1400    
Argyreia capitata   conferta

N. Wallich
Cat. 1400     
Distribution. – 
Notes. –      
    
       
        
A. confusaA. hirsutissima as
A. confusa     

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Argyreia hookeri  
 Argyreia popu-
lifolia
Rivea hookeri
herb.
Hamilton  Wall i ch Ca t . 1414 /B
J.D. Hooker s.n.  
             

     

  Clarke 26427B

= Argyreia zeylanica   populifolia 

Kurz s.n.
Distribution. –    
  

Notes. –       
A. populifolia        
Wall ich 1414/ B 
    
    A. hookeri

1414 / B
A. populifolia

A. kleini-
ana       


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Argyreia hylophila
Ipomoea hylophila 

A.F.G.
Kerr 4579    


Distribution. –
Notes. – 
55Argyreia inaequisepala 


P. Traiperm 509
Distribution. –
Notes. – 
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Argyreia involucrata
Law s.n. 
 
  Law s.n.   

Dalzell s.n.

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
Argyreia involucrata  inaequalis
     
Stocks s.n. (K

     

Distribution. –
Notes. – 

A. involucrata
   A. populifolia  africana 


57Argyreia ionantha
Lettsomia ionantha Kerr
  

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 Garrett 738
  

Distribution. –
Notes. –A. mastersii
   
    

   

Flora of China
A. mastersii      
A. ionantha 
    
A. mastersii
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Argyreia kerrii
Lettsomia kerrii

A.F.G. Kerr 761
      

Distribution. –
Notes. – 
Argyreia kleiniana 
    Ipomoea kleiniana
