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Portlandia coccinea, Pink Bell Flower, Tree Lily. Portlandia coccinea var. Proctorii
Portlandia coccinea var. Proctorii

Portlandia coccinea

Pink Bell Flower, Tree Lily
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Carribean
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Shrubs or small trees. Leaves opposite, long or short-petiolate, subsessil or sessil; blades ovate, broadly ovate, narrowly elliptic, elliptic, broadly elliptic, obovate to rotundate, stiffly chartaceous, papyraceous, thinly coriaceous or thickly coriaceous. Inflorescence axillary, cymose, pauciflorous or uniflorous. Flowers bisexual, protandrous. Corolla narrowly campanulate, narrowly or broadly infundibuliform, actinomorphic, white to cream-white, pinkish-white, pink or red; tube externally glabrous, internally glabrous, without a pubescent ring inside. Stamens alternate to the corolla lobes, partially exserted. Fruit a loculicidal capsule, dehiscing basipetally, thinly woody. Seeds horizontal, medium-sized, 3-5-angular.

Endemic to Jamaica, all species extremely rare in their natural environment. Some of the species are sometimes cultivated in local gardens for their large, ornamental flowers.

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