Corkscrew Flower, Spider Tresses








Krao ruesi

Climber, up to 4 m long or more;  branches glabrous; red-brown. Leaves simple, opposite, elliptic or oblong, 6-6.5 by 4-4.5 cm; apex acuminate or abrouptly pointed. Flowers cream to orange with purple spots and streaks in throat, lobes ovate, abruptly constricted to purple tails often 30 cm. long, scales in mouth, short, obtuse, deep yellow; stamen 5; ovary superior. Fruit of two divergent follicle, connate at base unknown in Thailand.


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