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Tag Archives: South America

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum

Centrosema virginianum is also known as Spurred Butterfly Pea, Wild Blue Vine, Blue Bell, Conchita, and Wild Pea. It is native to South America. It ranges all the way up to the Eastern United States. Centrosema virginianum is part of the Fabaceae family of plants. It is a herbaceous perennial vine. It can grow up to 2m or 7ft high. The foliage is bright green. Pinnately divided, the small leaves ...

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Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia

Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is part of the Campanulaceae family of plants. Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is a rhizomatrous, herbaceous perennial. It is native to North, Central, and South America. It is also known as Mexican Lobelia, Mexican Cardinal Flower, Loose Flower Lobelia, Drooping Lobelia, in Spanish it is called Aretitos, Acaxóchitl, and Chilpanxóchitl. Lobelia laxiflora var. angustifolia is a perennial shrub and can grow to 1.5m or 5ft. Lobelia ...

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Allamanda cathartica ‘Indonesia Sunset’

Allamanda cathartica 'Indonesia Sunset'

Allamanda cathartica ‘Indonesia Sunset’ is a cultivar of the Allamanda, which is native to tropical South America. To be more precise it is native to Brazil. It is part of the Apocynaceae family of plants. Allamanda cathartica ‘Indonesia Sunset’ is sometimes called Allamanda ‘Indonesia Sunset’, Golden Trumpet, Common Trumpet Vine, or Allamanda cathartica ‘Jamaican Sunset‘. It is a perennial climber. It is tropical. And it is evergreen. It has orange-colored ...

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Cestrum aurantiacum

Cestrum aurantiacum

Cestrum aurantiacum is also known as Capraria Lanceolata, Orange Cestrum, Orange Jessamine, Night-blooming Jasmine, Yellow Shrub Jessamine, Orange-flowering Jessamine, or Yellow Cestrum. It is native to South America. It is part of the Solanaceae family of plants. Cestrum aurantiacum Cestrum aurantiacum is a tropical plant. It is a scrambling vine or bushy evergreen shrub. It has oval or lance-shaped leaves. The leaves are glossy green. Cestrum aurantiacum flowers in the ...

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Pachystachys lutea

Pachystachys lutea

Pachystachys lutea (lutea means yellow in Latin) is also known as the Beloperone ‘Super Goldy’, Golden Shrimp Plant, Golden Candle, Lollipop Plant or Lollypop Plant. It is part of the Acanthus or Acanthaceae family of plants. It is an evergreen shrub that is native to South America, in particular to Peru. Pachystachys lutea has lance-shaped leaves. They are dark green. Pachystachys lutea flowers are white grow on a bright yellow ...

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Couroupita guianensis

Couroupita guianensis

Not so long ago on a trip to Thailand, I visited Koh Samui (เกาะสมุย, Samui Island), for a wedding celebration. Koh Samui is an island on the east coast of Thailand. On the way back, while I was waiting at the airport for my flight, I noticed this unusual tree, so I photographed and later researched it. Couroupita guianensis is also known as the Cannonball Tree. It is a tropical ...

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Passiflora vitifolia

Passiflora vitifolia

Passiflora vitifolia is a climbing vine native to Central America and northwestern South America. It is part of the Passifloraceae family of plants. It is also known as the Perfumed Passionflower, Vine-leaved Passion Flower, Grape-Leaved Passion Flower, Passiflora sanguinea, Crimson Passion Flower, Perfumed Passion Flower. It has serrate leaves similar to grape leaves which is also why it is called vitifolia. Unlike other passionflowers, Passiflora vitifolia has bright red flowers. ...

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Abutilon ‘Marion’

Abutilon 'Marion'

Abutilon ‘Marion’ is part of the Malvaceae family of plants. It is native to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. It is a deciduous shrub. It has hanging, bell-shaped flowers. The flowers are a medium orange color. Abutilon ‘Marion’ flowres in the summer and autumn. The flowers are maple-like, therefore it is sometimes called Flowering Maple. Abutilon ‘Marion’ I noticed on Wharfdale Road in London near Kings Cross Railway Station. How ...

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Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos sulphureus

Cosmos sulphureus is also known as Bidens sulphurea or Yellow Cosmos. It is part of the Asteraceae family of plants. It is a half-hardy annual. It is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America. Most cultivar’s height range between 30cm to 90cm or 1 to 3ft. The foliage is opposite and pinnately divided. The flowers range from yellow to oranges and red. It flowers through summer and autumn. Cosmos ...

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Aloysia citrodora

Aloysia triphylla

Aloysia citrodora or Lemon Verbena is also known as Lemon Beebrush, Aloysia citriodora, Aloysia triphylla, Lippia citriodora. It is a deciduous sub-shrub from the Verbenaceae family of plants. It is native to South America more specifically Argentina and Chile. The plant was first publicly noticed by a French botanist Philibert Commerson in 1767. Aloysia citrodora It was transported to Europe by the Spanish and Portuguese in the 17th century to be cultivated for ...

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