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

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Tristellateia australasiae
Family: Malpighiaceae
Shower of gold climber, Vining Galphimia, Vining Milkweed
Origin: Southeast Asia to New Caledonia
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine 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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