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Friday, May 23, 2014

Leea guineenis - West Indian Holly

Scientific name: Leea guineenis
Synonyms: Leea sp, Leea sambucina, Leea manillensis, Leea coccinea
Common name: West Indian Holly, Abang-abang or Mali-mali (Philippines)
Family: Vitaceae
Origin: Unknown

Tropical Africa (Malawi, Zambia, Comoros, Madagascar), India, Taiwan, Palau (Micronesia), Southeast Asia

Category: Evergreen small tree
Photo taken at: Secret Garden of 1-Utama

Further reading and references: 
1. Kew Gardens website here.
2. Globinmed website here.
3. Wikipedia here.

How to grow :
Light : Shade to semi-shade
Soil :
Water :
Prune :
Propagate : Seeds and stem cuttings
Features : Leaves are dark-bronze in colour

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