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Thunberg mysorensis
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific Name - mysorensis Thunberg Beddome

Synonyms - Hexacentris mysorensis

Popular names - munzerabad Creeper, Mysore clock comes Dolls shoes.

Distribution and Habitat - originally from India (Nilgiri Hills).

Description - shrub glib, thin branches, glabra. Leaves long petiolate, opposite, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, margins toothed, 10-15 cm long. Pendent raceme flowers arranged in 18 cm long, covered with small calyx bracts, Campanula, Corola purple with yellow anthers pubescent at the base, ovary ovat. Blooms in January-March (in natural habitat) in July-September in non-natural habitat. 2n = 80

Growth rate - fast.

Requirements - exhibitions sunny, silty soils, well-drained.

Management - during periods of hot regular watering needs.

Propagation Ekstraklasa; By seedlings or drajoni.

Properties and Uses - ornamental species, grows well on pergolas.


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