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. This plant usually 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 it in 1854. The name is from “Strongylos” meaning round and “odon” which 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. Seedpods follow the flowers and contain about 12 seeds.
How to grow Strongylodon macrobotrys:
Strongylodon macrobotrys is not frost-tolerant. Usually, you should grow it in greenhouses. It requires a moist environment and will flower in spring. This plant is commonly seen in botanical gardens.
Other synonyms for Strongylodon macrobotrys includes: