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Stigmaphyllon emarginatum, Stigmaphyllon periplocifolium, Monarch Amazonvine

Stigmaphyllon emarginatum, Stigmaphyllon periplocifolium

Monarch Amazonvine
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: tropical America
Vine or creeperFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

It has slender, twining stems set every few inches with flat, heart-shaped leaves up to 4in long. The flowers are reminiscent of those of the Lagerstroemia in form, each petal expanding abruptly from a narrow basal claw. They measure a little over 1in across and are brilliant yellow in color. It thrives in sun or light shade and well drained soil, with moderate watering.

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