Data sources

FWTA, Mabberley (1987), Jongkind (in prep)

Guild: pi

Life form: large winding woody climber Max. height: over 20 m long (herbarium) Max. diameter: data unavailable Leaf: opposite, simple, elliptic, mesophyll (5-6 x 7.5-15 cm), entire, coriaceous, glabrous, shiny dark green above, light green below, reddish veins, prominent below

Inflorescence: axillary, branched

Flower: medium-sized (approx. 3 cm long); corolla bright red, 5 petals; fragrant

Fruit: dry indehiscent, round or elliptic (2 x 2.5 cm), golden brown, 5-winged; 1 seed

Other: when young found as a scandent shrub. The stems are dark brown and hollow. The bark peels off in fibrous strips.

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