Salpichroa Miers

Greek salpinx — trumpet or tube, khroia — skin or complexion, referring to the form and texture of the flower.

Scrambling and climbing perennial herbs. Leaves alternate, simple, entire, sometimes 2 per node but not opposite, long-stalked. Flowers bisexual, regular, solitary or in pairs in the leaf axils. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla white or yellow, urn-shaped, the 5 lobes often bent backwards. Stamens 5, of equal length, attached above the middle of the corolla tube and projecting from the flower.ovary 2-chambered,with an annular disk surrounding the base. Fruit an ovoid to oblong berry.

Division, seed and cuttings.

About 17 species from SW USA to temperate S America.

Vigorous climbing plant with Origanum-shaped leaves and small, white bell flowers.

Symon (1981a).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Solanaceae. 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      Solanales
family       Solanaceae
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