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Matelea sp.

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 Matelea sp.
Family: Apocynaceae   (Formerly:Asclepiadaceae)
Subfamily: Asclepiadoideae
Origin: South America, Central America, Mexico
CaudexVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterUnusual colorDeciduous

Matelea cyclophylla - Deciduous caudiciform vine. The caudex can grow to 20 centimetres, the vines can reach two metres. The flowers are 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm) brown and, as many other asclepiads that use flies as pollinators, smelling like carrion.

Regular water when in leaf, very little water for the several months it is dormant.


 Matelea sp.

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Matelea cyclophylla

Matelea sp.

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Matelea cyclophylla
Matelea sp.

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Matelea cyclophylla
Matelea sp.

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