Streptosolen jamesonii (Benth.) Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 2 5: 209 1850. (syn: Browallia jamesonii Benth.; Streptosolen benthamii Miers);
Ecuador to Peru; Introduced into: Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Kenya, Myanmar, Tanzania, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
Common name: Marmalade Bush

Streptosolen jamesonii, the marmalade bush, is an evergreen shrub of the Solanaceae family that produces loose clusters of flowers gradually changing from yellow to red as they develop, resulting in an overall appearance resembling orange marmalade (thus the name). The sole member of its genus, it is found in open woodlands of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

The stems tend to be tall and slender, with an overall height of 1–2 meters (3.3–6.6 ft). The leaves are ovate to elliptic, green to dark green, with a pattern of fine wrinkles. The flowers have a slender tube 3–4 cm long, with spreading petal lobes. The blooms can appear nearly all year in mild-winter areas, but the heaviest flowering is from spring through fall.
With a minimum temperature of 7 °C (45 °F), this plant must be overwintered indoors in frost-prone areas.[1]
(From Wikipedia on 18.2.15)


Solanaceae Fortnight::Streptosolen jamesonii from Kalimpong Feb-15 NSJ-14 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Marmalade flowers – Streptosolen jamesonii from Kalimpong (Apr 09)

This is one more ornamental recorded from Darjeeling, this is a small shrub with shiny leaves and bi-colored flowers.
Streptosolen jamesonii, if my id is right..


Solanaceae Fortnight :: Streptosolen jamesonii :: Ooty :: ARKFEB-28/34 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Attached are pictures of Streptosolen jamesonii captured at Ooty in November 2013.
Requested to validate the ID.

Thanks … for nice pics..

Solanaceae Fortnight : Streptosolan jamesonii : Kandy,Sri Lanka : 26FEB15 : AK-32 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)
Seen in Kandy.

Streptosolen jamesonii Miers.
Evergreen shrub with flexuous branches; leaves ovate, up to 4 cm long; flowers in clusters, orange-red, up to 4 cm long, limb darker.
Photographed from California

their berries remind me of ashwagandha berries, sort of
did you see any??? 

Not really …

was it at the botanical garden? may be they pick them before opening each am?

SK497 02 MAY-2017:ID : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.

Ornamental ?

Streptosolen jamesonii of Solanaceae.

At the outset it looks like a Solanaceae member.

It looks like marmalade bush or firebush, which I have seen in USA. Please work on it.

My ID seems to be correct as ‘marmalade bush or firebush’ is the common name for Streptosolen jamesonii. 

This is Streptosolen jamesonii (Benth.) Miers

Need ID of the flower : 7 posts by 4 authors. 1 image.
Need id of the flower.
East Sikkim, March 2018

Looks Streptosolen jamesonii of Solanaceae to me.

Marmalade bush, very aptly named. occurs in bengal, northern parts. Memorable case was from Gurcharanji from California.
its binomial name is Streptosolen jamesonii.
i had asked …: did you see any berries? I ll ask the same question here: … did you see any fruits on these plants? did you photograph them.


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