White trumpet vine, Monkeys comb

Pithecoctenium cynanchoides
Family: Bignoniaceae
Origin: South America
Habit: Woody climber, with hexagonal ribbed branchlets, and many-branched twinning tendrils.
Leaves: Leaves heart-shaped, thin, 2–3-foliolate, 2.5–8 cm long, 2–5 cm wide, the terminal leaflet often replaced by a tendril
Flowers: Deep yellow outside, creamy yellow inside on a a terminal raceme up to 5 cm long, and up to 2 cm wide
Fruit and Seeds: thick woody, compressed, elliptic capsule, with dense bristles; seeds surrounded by a transparent wing

Dr. Boris O. Schlumpberger

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