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Strophanthus sp., Strophanthus. Strophanthus hispidus
Strophanthus hispidus

Strophanthus sp.

Family: Apocynaceae
Origin: Africa, Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeper plantSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersPoisonous or toxicPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantEthnomedical plant.
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A group of tropical plants belonging to the dogbane family, native to Africa and Asia. Seeds of the handsome climber Strophanthus gratus and Strophanthus kombe yield a poison, strophantin, which is used on arrowheads in hunting, and in medicine as a heart stimulant.

These frost-tender plants prefer a protected, part-shaded position and fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil.

Exotic species of Strophanthus:

Strophanthus bovinii

Strophanthus caudatus

Strophanthus gratus

Strophanthus hispidus

Strophanthus kombe

Strophanthus petersianus - Sand Forest Poison Rope, scrambling shrub, creamy white flowers, pinkish red on outside, dangling petal lobes.

Strophanthus preussii

Strophanthus speciosus

Strophanthus wallichii

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