Eccremocarpus Ruiz & Pav.

Glory Flower

Greek ekkremes — pendent, karpos — fruit.

Deciduous and evergreen woody climbing shrubs with ridged stems. Leaves opposite, evergreen to semideciduous, 2-3-pinnate, the terminal leaflet a branching tendril. Flowers in clusters, slightly irregular, just forming 2 lips, yellow, orange or scarlet, the tube constricted at the base and tip and swollen on one side. Calyx 5-toothed, persistent. Stamens enclosed in flower tube. Fruit capsule ovoid to elliptic, seed winged.

Grown as tendril climbers for the brightly coloured trumpet flowers over a long flowering season.

Seed and softwood cuttings.

Cultivated species herbaceous; stems ridged; ovary with 1 chamber.

5 species from Chile and Peru.

Sandwith (1965), D'Arcy (1997).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Bignoniaceae. 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      Lamiales
family       Bignoniaceae
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species         Eccremocarpus scaber Ruiz & Pav.