Species Profile and Threats Database

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EPBC Act Listing Status Listed as Extinct as Argyreia soutteri
Adopted/Made Recovery Plans
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Declaration under s178, s181, and s183 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 - List of threatened species, List of threatened ecological communities and List of threatening processes (Commonwealth of Australia, 2000) [Legislative Instrument] as Argyreia soutteri.
Scientific name Argyreia acuta [87490]
Family Convolvulaceae:Solanales:Magnoliopsida:Magnoliophyta:Plantae
Species author Lour.
Infraspecies author  
Reference Loureiro, J. de, (1790) Flora Cochinchinensis Edn. 1, 1: 135 [tax. nov.]
Other names Argyreia soutteri [17185]
Lettsomia soutteri [38412]
Distribution map Species Distribution Map not available for this taxon.
Illustrations Google Images

Scientific name: Argyreia soutteri

Argyreia soutteri was a climbing plant with a silvery-white stem. The appearance of the leaves varied on individual plants and were either oblong to lance-shaped and approximately 5 cm long, or oval to heart-shaped and exceeding 15 cm in length. The leaves generally tapered to a sharp point. The upper surface of the leaf was smooth and green and the lower surface silvery white. The primary veins were prominent on both sides. There were 7 to 9 pairs of leaves. The leaf-stalks were 2.5–5 cm long and grooved. The stalk of the flower-head was 2.5–5 cm long, and bore a few white-coloured flowers. The oval-shaped sepals were approximately 2.5 cm long, smooth on the inner surface and silky on the outer. The petals were about 2.5 cm long. The stamens were short and hairy at the base (Bailey 1890).

Argyreia soutteri was found at the Johnstone River, North Queensland (Bailey 1890).

The following table lists known and perceived threats to this species. Threats are based on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) threat classification version 1.1.

Threat Class Threatening Species References
Uncategorised:Uncategorised:threats not specified Argyreia soutteri in Species Profile and Threats (SPRAT) database (Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2006bg) [Internet].

Bailey, F.M. (1890). A synopsis of the Queensland flora. Supplement. 3:130.

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Citation: Department of the Environment (2014). Argyreia acuta in Species Profile and Threats Database, Department of the Environment, Canberra. Available from: Accessed Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:01:47 +1000.