Thunbergia mysorensis

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 Thunbergia mysorensis subsp. var.  Clock Vine, Brick & Butter Vine, Dolls' Shoes
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Habit: vine-climber
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early spring, mid spring, late spring
Exposure: sun, part-sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 10 to 12
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Flower features: orange, yellow
Acanthaceae > Thunbergia mysorensis var. ,

Thunbergia mysorensis, or Clock Vine, is a woody-stemmed, evergreen climbing flowering plant, native to India. The name, mysorensis is derived from the city of Mysore in the south of India. Is also sometimes called "Brick & Butter Vine" & "Dolls' Shoes".

The vine often reaches 20 feet (6 metres) and has narrow leaves. The flowers are shaped like pendants and are brownish red with a yellow center, and bloom from Spring to Autumn.

The plant is a popular tropical garden item because of its attractiveness to hummingbirds.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Thunbergia mysorensis, T. Anders. (Hexacentris mysorensis, Wight). Climbing shrub, with long, slender branches: lvs. opposite, petiolate, oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, entire or somewhat distantly toothed: racemes long, pendulous: fls. yellow, 2 in. across, the tube purple, inclosed by the spathe-like bracts; limb 4-lobed, the upper lip erect, concave, with reflexed side lobes, lower lip of 3 subequal, spreading lobes. India. —A tall greenhouse climber which flowers, according to treatment, at all seasons.

Var. lutea, Hort. (Hexacentris lutea, Hort., Veitch.), has the fls. pure yellow.

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