Strongylodon macrobotrys.

Strongylodon macrobotrys in flower.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also known in its native Philippines as the jade vine.

Shown here in an orchid house where it was 15 feet high and wider. Not one to try at home without the space and climate control. They appreciate a high humidity.

This spectacular vine has these interesting 2 feet long flower displays in emerald, turquoise or  jade colour.

Pollination in the wild is by bats who hang to drink the nectar and distribute pollen. If fertile the plant produces fruit that grow to the size of  melons.

 

Strongylodon macrobotrys is a legume or pea family and is perennial liana/climber


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