Hamelia patens Jacq.

  • Family : RUBIACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Rubiaceae
  • Species : Hamelia patens
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Hamelia patens Jacq.
  • Common name : Hummingbird Bush, Scarlet Bush, Fire Bush
  • Key identification features : A large shrub. Leaves in whorls of 3 or 4, elliptic-ovate to oblong, acute or acuminate. Flowers are almost sessile along the branches and in 3-5 rayed helicoid cyme, scarlet-red in colour and produces a sweet nectar.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Flowers are good source of nectar for birds and insects. Cultivated in gardens
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Bangalore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara



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