Poivrea coccinea DC.
An elegant looking climbing glabrous shrub. Leaves dark green, 8-13 x 2.5-3.5 cm, elliptic lanceolate to oblong lanceolate, acute with a distinct central vein, petiole 1-1.75 (-2) cm long. Racemes terminal and axillary, 5-15 cm long. Flowers red, 1.25-1.5 cm across, with 1-2 mm long pedicel; bract linear lanceolate 2-3 mm long. Calyx tube 4-5 mm long, 5 angled alternating with calyx teeth, limb 3-4 mm long. Campanulate, teeth triangular, 2 x 2 mm, minutly puberulous outside, villous inside. Petals 5, attached on the hypanthium elliptic oblong. 5-6 x 2 mm. Stamens 10, exserted, inserted on the throat of the hypanthium, 12-15 mm long, anthers dorsifixed, c. 1 mm long, ovary linear oblong, 2-4 mm long. Stigma simple, style subulate, filiform, 10-12 mm long. Fruit oblong-elliptic. with 5 papery wings.
Fl. Per: March-September.
Type: Described from Madagascar.
Distribution: A native of Madagascar and Mauritius, cultivated in the plains of Pakistan for its beautiful flowers.
Usually propagated by cuttings, it does not produce fruits in Pakistan.