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Tristellateia australasiae, Shower of gold climber, Vining Galphimia, Vining Milkweed

Tristellateia australasiae

Shower of gold climber, Vining Galphimia, Vining Milkweed
Family: Malpighiaceae
Origin: Southeast Asia to New Caledonia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

The genus Tristellateia consists of about 30 species of woody vines, native to tropical East Africa, Madagascar, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. T. australasiae, a native from Southeast Asia to New Caledonia, is a vigorous climber with 6 inch long ovate to lance-shaped, lush green leaves. The yellow flowers have red stamens and are borne in terminal, loose recemes. Each inflorescence has up to 30 flowers. Fruits are star-like capsule with wings. When they mature, they become a brownish capsule.





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