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Pavone multiflora
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - Pavone multiflora

Synonyms - Triplochlamys multiflora

Popular names - Brazilian Candles

Distribution and Habitat - originally from Brazil.

Description - shrub, 180-200 cm height. Leaves elliptic, petiolate, stipelate, 12-20 cm long. Flowers axillary in panicule; external bracts bright red and surrounded by red-purple petals, stamina column with many filaments, carpels 5, 10 style. Schizocarp fruit. Indehiscent.

Requirements - prefers morning sun and afternoon shade.

Curiosity - Genus belonging Malvavisceae tribe, which is characterized by a number of corporate sites is double that of carpelelor.

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