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What is this plant

Posted by Sahan 11 (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 3, 13 at 3:47

This was found in the garden of a Tropical country and it is a flower plant as I heard. Can anyone let me know what this flower plant is?

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RE: What is this plant

Sahan, have you seen the plant in flower yourself? And in what tropical country.
If not, can you ask the person who took the photograph for more information?
I have a thought, if there is any information that it is an orange/yellow flower and was seen in Malaysia/Singapore or similar regions of SE asia?

RE: What is this plant

@ alisonoz thanks for your reply. This is in Sri Lanka (in South Asia) In fact this plant is in the garden of the house I recently purchased & photo was taken by myself. The previous owner has planted it but he did not know the name. As far as I can remember what the owner said, it produces orange/yellow flower as you guessed. Attached herewith a closer look at the leaves. Also as per the previous owner, flowers are perennial (which may or may not be correct)

RE: What is this plant

@ alisonoz; I have not seen this plant in flowers. As per the previous owner it has not yet been in flowers. He was also wondering why it has not yet started to bear flowers having grown up so large.

RE: What is this plant

My suggestion is that it may be Bauhinia kockiana, which is called a climbing plant but is really more of a scrambly shrub If you use google images you will see photos of the flowers, and closeups of the leaves do seem very similar to me. The link below is just one such photo of both

Here is a link that might be useful: flower

RE: What is this plant

I think i know what this is: black pepper tree.
Google them to see if there is any similarity.

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