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Myrrhinium loranthoides, Myrrhinium rubriflorum, Tetrastemon loranthoides, Myrrhinium atropurpureum, Palo de Fierro, Socara, Iron Wood

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Myrrhinium loranthoides, Myrrhinium rubriflorum, Tetrastemon loranthoides, Myrrhinium atropurpureum

Palo de Fierro, Socara, Iron Wood
Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Brasil, Argentina, Uruguay
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Small, very rare shrub from the hills of Uruguay and southern Brazil. With most attractive, persistent, dark green, shiny leaves, it bears directly on the woody branches conspicuous clusters of small white flowers with pearly white, fleshy, waxy petals, but the main feature of which is the very long and prominent deep purple-red stamens. This shrub could prove hardy in the milder parts of the country otherwise a talking point for conservatory where it will be happy kept to 4 or 5 feet. Other synonyms: Myrrhinium sarcopetalum, Myrrhinium salicinum, Myrrhinium peruvianum, Myrrhinium lanceolatum.





Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/myrrhinium_loranthoides.htm