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Climbing Oleander

Strophanthus gratus


is an evergreen, clambering vine or rambling shrub, to 25 feet or more . It has shiny leathery olive green, oblong to elliptical leaves. Flowers in spring with clusters of showy, rose-scented, white or tinged with pink flowers with a darker throat, lobes with crisped margins. Dry fruit, containing glabrous seeds.


fertile, humus-rich soil, needs good drainage.


This poisonous plant from Western Africa has medicinal applications.

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Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 15, 2012
Submitted on Apr 18, 2012

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