Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ashanti Blood Singapore Flower

Its botanical name is Mussaenda erythrophylla, also commonly known as Ashanti Blood, Red Flag Bush and Tropical Dogwood.

The bracts of the shrub may have different shades, including red, rose, white, pale pink or some mixtures. Mussaenda erythrophylla grows best in warmly temperate or subtropical areas. In its natural habitat the shrub may scramble up to 10 m. The star-like flowers of the shrub are 10 mm in diameter and have single, modified sepal.

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