Quisqualis indica L.

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Quisqualis indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Quisqualis indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Quisqualis indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Quisqualis indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Quisqualis indica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

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Synonyms: Combretum indicum (L.) DeFilipps
Common names: Rangoon creeper (English)
Description: Climbing shrub. Leaves oblong-lanceolate to elliptic, acuminate, the petiole bases persistent and thorn-like. Flowers fragrant in terminal drooping spikes. Calyx tube c. 8 cm long; lobes short, triangular. Petals white, becoming red. Fruit narrowly ellipsoid, 5-angled.
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Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Burma, Malaya, New Guinea and Philippines.
Growth form(s):
Insects associated with this species: Ophiusa mejanesi (Larval food plant)
Hemerophanes Hemerophanes libyra (Larval food plant)
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Image last updated: Friday 13 November 2009
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Quisqualis indica
African Plant Database: Quisqualis indica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Quisqualis indica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Quisqualis indica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Quisqualis indica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Quisqualis indica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Quisqualis indica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Quisqualis indica
iNaturalist: Quisqualis indica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Quisqualis indica
JSTOR Plant Science: Quisqualis indica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Quisqualis indica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Quisqualis indica
Plants of the World Online: Quisqualis indica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Quisqualis indica
Tropicos: Quisqualis indica
Wikipedia: Quisqualis indica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Quisqualis indica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=175170, retrieved 11 December 2019

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