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Mussaenda Doña Aurora

Mussaenda philippica Doña Aurora

Description:

Mussaenda philippica, of Rubiaceae family, is a shrub that will grow to 10 ft tall in tropical areas. The flowers are yellow to yellow-orange, hairy, about 2 cm long. But more showy than the flowers are the 4-8 cm long creamy to greenish-white bracts. White Mussaenda is native to Philippines and SE Asia. Its popular name in the Philippines is Doña Aurora, named after the wife of former President Manuel L. Quezon. It was first found in 1915 in the vicinity of Mt. Makiling as a spontaneous mutant of the species Mussaenda philippica. It has been utilized as one of the parents in the development of the mussaenda hybrids.

Habitat:

Backyard.

Notes:

Reference: http://ovcre.uplb.edu.ph/index.php?optio... http://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/Muss...

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Biñan, Laguna, Philippines

Spotted on Sep 19, 2013
Submitted on Sep 27, 2013

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