Chilean glory creeper
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Lianes and Related Trailing Plants
A multi-branched climbing subshrub. Evergreen, or deciduous in colder climates, with aerial shoots dying back in winter. Leaves are in opposite pairs, each leaf comprising 2-3 (-7) leaflets, arranged alternately to sub-opposite. The leaflets are thin, variable in size and shape but are generally oval and about 2 cm long. Flowers are numerous and are a showy orange-red outside and orange within. Petals are c. 2.5 cm long, rounded, and slightly rolled backwards at the tips. Flowering occurs from Sept-May. Fruit capsules are glossy, slightly wrinkled and oval shaped; 4.5 x 2 cm. Seeds are black with a prominent wing that aids wind dispersal.
eccremocarpus: From the Greek ekkremes ‘pendent’ and karpos ‘seed’, the seed vessels being pendulous.
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