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  Mucuna bennettii
  Family Name : Fabaceae (Leguminosae)

  Common Names : New Guinea Creeper, Red Jade Vine

 
New Guinea Creeper,Red Jade Vine
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Climber, Vine & Liana
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Weeping / Pendulous
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      New Guinea
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: A large woody climber.
      Foliage: Glossy green, trifoliate. Leaflets are ovate in shape. Leaves are alternately arranged along the stem.
      Flowers: Cascading clusters of bright red flowers in raceme inflorescence.
      Cultivation :
      Ensure roots are in shade. Plant eventually grows to a big climber, therefore requires large space to spread.
      Etymology :
      The genus Mucuna is the Brazilian vernacular name for cow-itch, which is Mucuna pruriens.
      The specific epithet bennettii is named after A.W. Bennett, a British botanist.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Landscaping :
      Plant produces beautiful clusters of bright red-orange flowers, suitable for pergola and can be trained to climb large trees.
      Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Trellis / Arbour / Pergola, Container Planting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Lots of Water, Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Foliage Retention :
      Evergreen
      Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Mature Foliage Texture(s) :
      Papery
      Prominent Young Flush Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Type :
      Compound (Trifoliate)
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Alternate
      Foliar Attachment to Stem :
      Petiolate
      Foliar Shape(s) :
      Non-Palm Foliage
      Foliar Venation :
      Pinnate / Net
      Foliar Margin :
      Entire
  • Non-Foliar & Storage
    • Stem Type & Modification :
      Woody
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower & Plant Sexuality :
      Bisexual Flowers
      Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Red
      FlowerTexture(s) :
      Smooth, Waxy
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Axillary
      Flower Symmetry :
      Bilateral
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Papilionaceous / Pea-shaped
      Inflorescence Type :
      Raceme
      Flowering Habit :
      Polycarpic

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