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Chinese Honey Suckle

Chinese Honey Suckle

(Quisqualis indica)

 



PLANT DESCRIPTION:
  • The Quisqualis indica is a ligneous vine that can reach from 2.5 meters to up to 8 meters. The leaves are elliptical with an acuminate tip and a rounded base. They grow from 7 to 15 centimeters and their arrangement is opposite. The flowers are fragrant and tubular and their color varies from white to pink to red. The 30 to 35 mm long fruit is ellipsoidal and has five prominent wings. The fruit tastes like almonds when mature. The niyog-niyogan is usually dispersed by water.
    • Niyog-niyogan is a woody climber up to 8 m, young branchlets sparsely pubescent. Leaves opposite, untire, 7 – 15 cm long. Inflorescence erminal or axillary clusters of fragrant, tubular, showy flowers varying in color from white to pink to red. Petals 10 – 20 mm long. Fruit ellipsoidal, long, with 5 prominent wings lengthwise. Fruit when mature taste like almonds.
     
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