Beaumontia Wall.

Commemorating Lady Diana Beaumont (d. 1831) of England.

Lianas, evergreen; latex white. Stems woody, without spines. Leaves opposite, stalked; blade well developed; colleters absent at base. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, cymose. Flowers scented, stalked. Corolla bellshaped; tube cylindrical; lobes convolute, overlapping to the right in bud. Corolline corona comprising 5 pouches in front of the petal sinuses. Stamens conspicuously protruding on long twisted filaments, attached near top of tube, forming cone around style head. Disk cup-shaped or shallowly 5-lobed. Fruit syncarpous, a capsule, dehiscent into 2 halves; seeds 1-many, tapering to each end, not winged, hairy at one end.

One species commonly cultivated. Frost-sensitive.


Scandent liana, corolla bell-shaped, anthers converging around style head and protruding on long filaments.

9 species in Asia and Malesia.

Rudjiman (1987).

Source: Forster, P. (2002). Apocynaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Gentianales
family       Apocynaceae
Higher taxa
Subordinate taxa
species         Beaumontia grandiflora Wall.