Vallaris solanacea

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Vallaris solanacea (Roth) Kuntze.
  • Synonyms : Vallaris heynei Spreng.
  • Common Name : Bread Flower
  • Plant Family : Apocynaceae
  • Plant Form : Climbers
  • Occurrence (Sectors) : 15, 20, 28
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park, Van Chetana Kendra

About Vallaris solanacea Plant :

  • Habit : A heavy twinning or straggling climbing shrub with woody branches.
  • Leaves : Opposite, elliptic or ovate-oblong, glabrous.
  • Inflorescence : Flowers 3-10, in axillary, lax cymes.
  • Flowers :
    • Fragrant, white in colour.
    • Corolla tube short, narrow, cylindrical, ends in 5 orbicular petals.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : Throughout the year.
  • Significance : Used as a hedge plant.