Stigmaphyllon sp., Orchid Vine, Butterfly Vine, Golden Vine

Stigmaphyllon sp.

Orchid Vine, Butterfly Vine, Golden Vine
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: tropical America
Vine or creeper plantFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersUnknown name

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.

Species and varieties:

Stigmaphyllon ciliatum

Stigmaphyllon emarginatum

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