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IUCN: not evaluated
Eva Dubey, NTBG Intern, talking about Mucuna novo-guineensis
Family: FABACEAE Genus: Mucuna Species: novoguineensis Species Author: Scheff. Vernacular: Red Jade Vine
The New Guinea creeper is a rainforest liana (large, woody vine). Numerous cascading clusters of brilliant red flowers in racemes 3 to 4 inches long dangle from the leafless stems and form a stunning display when in full flower. This species is much rarer in cultivation than its distant cousin the blue jade vine because not many gardens can accommodate this vigorous vine which may eventually smother large trees.
Origin is New Guinea, but it flourishes in other tropical to semi-tropical regions as well.
We currently have 1 herbarium specimens for Mucuna novoguineensis in our collection. Click on any specimen below to view the herbarium sheet data.