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Published In: Observationes Botanicae 6: 31–32. 1791. (Observ. Bot.) Name publication detail

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: October-February.
Type: Type: Described from India.
Distribution: Distribution: Sub Himalayan tracts of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, and Bangla Desh.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Sometimes cultivated in our gardens.
Photo: Holmskioldia sanguinea Retz. (Photo)
Map Location: C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Islamabad, at the base of hills, escape, normally cultivated, Y. Nasir 6307 (RAW); Rawalpindi, Gordon college, planted, R.R. Stewart 29099 (RAW); Mirpur Dist.: Khanda, sub-Himalayan tract, Jan Mohammad J33 (RAW); G-4 Dadu Dist.: Sind University, Botany block, Saida s.n. 4.12.65 (KUH).


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A large, evergreen, scandent shrub with slightly pubescent, quadrangular, young branches. Leaves ovate or elliptic-ovate, 5-12 cm long, 2.5-8 cm broad, entire to coarsely dentate, shortly acuminate, pubescent to glabrous; petiole 1.5-3 cm long; bracts lanceolate, 4-5 mm long. Cymes axillary, pedunculate. Flowers brick-red to orange, c. 6 mm across; pedicels c. 5 mm long. Calyx petaloid, c. 1.5 cm across. Corolla-tube curved, broadening upwards; limb sub-bilabiate unequally 5-lobed. Drupe 5-8 mm long, obovoid, 4-lobed, subfleshy, enclosed by persistent, enlarged, coloured calyx.
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