Strongylodon macrobotrys is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. They also call it the Emerald Vine, Turquoise Jade Vine. It is a species of woody vine or perennial liana.
Strongylodon macrobotrys is native to the Philippines. It grows in tropical forests. They call it Tayabak in the Philippines. Members of the U.S. military, visiting the slopes of Mount Makiling, discovered Strongylodon macrobotrys, in 1841. Asa Gray (1810-1888) a Harvard-based, American botanist described it and named, in 1854. The name is from “Strongylos” meaning round and “odon” means teeth.
It has pale green leaves that consist of three leaflets. The flowers are claw-shaped. and grow in hanging pseudo-racemes. They can be very long growing up to 3m or 10ft long. The flower greenish-blue. Seedpods follow the flowers and contain about 12 seeds.
How to grow Strongylodon macrobotrys:
Strongylodon macrobotrys is not frost-tolerant. Usually, you should gorw it in greenhouses. It requires a moist environment. The plant will flower in spring. Usually, you see this plant in botanical gardens.
Other synonyms for Strongylodon macrobotrys includes: