Daemia extensa (Jacquin) Aiton f.
Perennial twining herb, juice milky, branches with spreading hairs. Leaves 5-15 x 3.8-9.5 cm, broadly ovate or suborbicular, base cordate, tip acute to acuminate, glabrous or shortly pubescent above, usually velvety pubescent below. Petiole 1.8-9 cm long. Flowers in lateral cymes. Pedicel 1.8-3.5 cm long, pubescent. Bracts minute, lanceolate. Sepals c. 2-3 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, generally hairy. Corolla greenish-yellow or dull white, tube c.3.5 mm long, lobes c. 7 mm long, spreading, ovate-oblong, pubescent. Outer corona membranous, truncate, inner corona lobes 5-8 mm long, including the horns. Follicles 5-8 x 12-13 cm, lanceolate, beaked, echinate, puberulous. Seeds c. 8 x 4 mm, ovate, tip truncate, velvety pubescent. Coma 2.5-3.0 cm long.
Fl. Per.: January to April.
Type: ‘Described from Egypt and Arabia’ (no specimen at C).
Distribution: W. Pakistan; India, Ceylon, Burma, Malaya, Afghanistan through Arabia to South and Tropical Africa.