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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Petrea volubilis - Purple Sandpaper Vine

Scientific name: Petrea volubilis

Common names:
Sandpaper Vine, Purple Wreath, Queen's Wreath, Fleur de Dieu (meaning "Flower of God")

Family: Verbenaceae

Origin: Tropical America (Mexico and Central America)
 Category: Evergreen vine
Photo taken at: rooftop Secret Garden of 1-Utama

The genus "Petrea" is named in honour of Robert James Petre (1713-1742), 8th baron and well-known patron of botany who has a massive collection of exotic plants.

The epithet "volubilis" means twining.

1 comment:

Yay! You like flowers too.

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