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4. Thunbergia coccinia Wall. ex D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nap. 120. 1825. Hook. in Bot. Mag. 85. t. 5124. 1859; Clarke In Hook. f., F1. Brit. Ind. 4: 393. 1884; Bailey, Man. Cult. A. rev. ed. 919. 1949; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. 3rd. ed. 389. 1956.


  • Hexacentris coccinea (Wall. ex D. Don) Nees

    A large, woody climber with almost glabrous, sharply 4-angled pendant twigs. Leaves with 1-5 cm long petiole or uppermost sessile; lamina thick, ovate to broadly ovate, (6-) 8-15 (-18) x 5-12 cm, 3-5-costate from hastate, truncate-cordate base, ± glaucous beneath, margins entire in upper half, sinuate-dentate to shallowly lobed in the basal half, flowers scarlet-red with orange-yellow centre, 2.5-3 cm long, in terminal and axillary, up to 30 cm long, dulous racemes; bracts ovate-oblong to lanceolate, 1-3.5 cm long, acute-acuminate; bracteoles ovate, nearly as long as bracts, enclosing the corolla Calyx minutely 12-toothed. Corolla tube c. 2-2.5 cm long, lobes 5-6 long, obtuse, reflexed. Anthers of anterior stamens with a single spur or n those of posterior 2-spurred. Capsule ± orbicular, 2.5-3.5 cm long, puberlous, with ensiform, c. 2.5 cm long beak.

    Fl. Per.: December-March.

    Type: Nepal, Wallich s.n. (K).

    Distribution: W. China, Nepal, India eastwards to Burma, Indo-China and Java.

    Cultivated for its beautiful pendant scarlet red flowers in Lahore and elsewhere.


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