Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rangoon Creeper

Quisqualis indica, also known as the Chinese honeysuckle or Rangoon Creeper, a ligneous vine that can reach from 2.5 meters to up to 8 meters, is a creeper with various shades of red flower clusters and found in Asia and in many other parts of the world either as a cultivated ornamental or run wild. Other names for the plant include quiscual (in Spanish), niyog-niyogan (in Filipino)), Madhu Malti or Madhumalti (in Hindi), Radha Manoharam(in Telugu). The genus translates into Latin for What is that? This one really earns its "creeper" name. It's all over the place here.

Quisqualis indica

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