Strophanthus boivinii Baill., Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 757 1888. (syn: Roupellina boivinii (Baill.) Pichon; Roupellina boivinii var. angustifolia (H.Perrier ex Pichon) Pichon; Roupellina boivinii var. boivinii ; Roupellina boivinii var. grandiflora (Pichon) Pichon; Strophanthus arboreus Boivin ex Franch. [Invalid]; Strophanthus aurantiacus Blondel [Invalid]; Strophanthus boivinii var. angustifolius H.Perrier ex Pichon; Strophanthus boivinii var. grandiflorus Pichon; Strophanthus grevei Baill.);
Common name: Corkscrew Flower, Wood shaving flower, Poison Rope, Strophanthus
Madagascar as per WCSP;
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Plant name: Strophanthus boivinii Baill., Notul. Syst. (Paris) 13: 211 1948.
Vernacular name: Corkscrew Flower; Wood shaving flower
Small deciduous tree; latex yellowish. Leaves simple, opposite; lamina elliptic, cuneate at base, margin entire. Flowers in cymes, usually arise in the forks of branches ; flowers yellow-orange turning reddish brown; Corolla tube short, lobes 5, 3-4 cm long and 0.5 cm wide, oblong and twisted. Stamens 10, attached to the throat of corolla tube. Fruit not observed.
Exotic ; it is found as cultivated plant. Photographed at Nellore.
It’s a new addition to efi.
Seen this small tree/bush at the garden.
Can’t recollect the id.
Experts kindly help.
Many thanks again.
I know Strophanthus boivinii well and have seen the flowers a number of times.
They must have planted another one, which is in my pictures, which is smaller without flowers.
Will check it out when I revisit the place.
My earlier post of the same on eflora
yes the leaves you are showing have a definite likeness to the second picture above and do remind one of Apocynaceae.
we should have at least narrowed down our choices