Thunbergia erecta (Benth.) Anderson

King's Mantle

Erect shrub to 2 m tall, sometimes twining. Leaves to about 5 cm long, toothed to almost entire, glossy. Flowers solitary, axillary. Calyx with 7-10 teeth. Petal tube to about 7 cm long, creamy yellow, with violet lobes; summer.

Tropical SW Africa

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Acanthaceae. 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.

Hero image

Thunbergia erecta 'Alba'

Flowers white.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Acanthaceae
genus        Thunbergia Retz