Solandra maxima (Sessé & Moc.) P.S. Green

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Synonyms: Datura maxima Sessé & Moc.
Solandra hartwegii N.E. Br.
Common names: Chalice vine (English) Golden chalice vine (English)
Description: Evergreen climber to 6 m. Leaves elliptic, acuminate, glabrous. Corolla large, 15 cm in diameter, greenish-yellow to golden-yellow with 5 or 10 wine-red or purplish lines inside and 5 greenish ribs outside; the lobes sharply recurved.
Derivation of specific name: maxima: greatest, largest, presumably referring to the size of the plant or its flowers.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico and central and northern South America.
Growth form(s): Liane.
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Flora of Zambia: cultivated Solandra maxima
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Solandra maxima

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Solandra maxima
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Solandra maxima
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Solandra maxima
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Solandra maxima
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iNaturalist: Solandra maxima
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Solandra maxima
JSTOR Plant Science: Solandra maxima
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Solandra maxima
Plants of the World Online: Solandra maxima
Tropicos: Solandra maxima
Wikipedia: Solandra maxima

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Solandra maxima., retrieved 19 July 2024

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