Combretum indicum: Rangoon creeper

Combretum indicum, also known as the Chinese honeysuckle or Rangoon creeper, is a vine with red flower clusters found in Asia and in many other parts of the world, either as a cultivated ornamental or run wild. Member of family Combretaceae in the order Myrtales.

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The Rangoon creeper 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.

Photo: Gardens by the BaySingapore 20130316

Source: Wikipedia

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