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Mysore Clock Vine 1

By pamelajean
Those of you who know my routine, will see that I upload one flower picture a month, and three from my chosen theme. So my current leaves theme is being punctuated by this flower picture.

Here is a brilliant exotic vine that I found at Wisley, a twining climber that can reach 20 feet.
The genus name Thunbergia commemorates Swedish physician and botanist, Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828).

It blooms in dramatic and very large clusters with pendulous chains from which emerge wave after wave of eye-catching wide-mouthed maroon and yellow flowers draping down, and so is excellent when grown overhead.

I was delighted with the response and User Awards given to my Fan Palm.


PS: Fiona asked why it is called a Clock Vine, so I am adding a link to a YouTube video HERE.

Tags: Flowers and plants Climber Acanthaceae Thunbergia Mysorensis Mysore Trumpet Vine Indian Clock Vine Thunbergia Orange Chandelier Vine Brick and Butter Vine Carl Peter Thunberg Southern Tropical India

Voters: Saastad, banehawi, bobpaige1 and 54 more

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Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
29 Jan 2020 4:09PM
Very beautiful
29 Jan 2020 4:43PM
Beautiful Pamela,
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
29 Jan 2020 4:47PM
Another super botanical species accompanied by notes on the vine. The text makes a big difference to understanding about the plant, so I am learning a bit more with each image posted!
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2020 4:53PM
Colourful and very nice, Pamela.

adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
29 Jan 2020 5:00PM
What a beauty Pamela, love the narrative too.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2020 5:08PM
Hanging on by a wing and a prayer...
johnsd Plus
15 4 2 Scotland
29 Jan 2020 5:09PM
A lovely shot of this colourful and interesting plant.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
29 Jan 2020 6:07PM
Beautiful colour....
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2020 6:13PM
29 Jan 2020 7:16PM
29 Jan 2020 7:29PM
Why is it called a clock vine?
29 Jan 2020 7:53PM
Beautiful image and interesting presentation.

richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
29 Jan 2020 9:13PM
A very nice find for sure! Great colour and subject well isolated from the colour co-ordinated background.
manicam 17 44 1 Canada
29 Jan 2020 9:39PM
Awesome floral image...SmileSmileSmile

LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Jan 2020 10:48PM
Gorgeous colour and detail.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
29 Jan 2020 10:59PM
Absolutely gorgeous--- and a brilliant image of.....
Superb image

Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 2:27AM
Wonderful and very very beautiful Pam...
Isabel GrinGrin
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 9:36AM
Gorgeous colours and dof!
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 11:09AM
Absolutely beautiful Pamela.
My aunt was a missionary in Mysore in India.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
30 Jan 2020 12:35PM
What a beauty. Definitely one I've never seen before. Lovely.
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 4:20PM

Quote:Why is it called a clock vine?

Fiona - because they swing like a pendulum on a clock.
I've added a YouTube video to my description above.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2020 7:14PM
Beautiful flowers Pamela and an excellent image.

30 Jan 2020 7:55PM
Beautiful colour and detailed capture of this unusual vine!

Deb. 😊
netta1234 9 382 2 Wales
30 Jan 2020 8:31PM
A beautiful image,
Never seen one before
chase Plus
16 2.2k 578 England
31 Jan 2020 1:05PM
Lovely colour Pamela, would so like to own one of these.
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
31 Jan 2020 1:50PM
A very beautiful plant, excellently captured, Pamela 👍
Trev 😀
31 Jan 2020 3:57PM
What an exotic looking flower / plant ....eyecatching for sure . A new plant for me ..and now I also know Mysore is a place in India.
Stellar post Pamela,
Cheers Walt
This is beautiful, I love the toning BG.
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 10:19PM
Love the bg you have used, a lovely shot.Smile
9 Feb 2020 1:38PM
Beautifully captured. This is a plant I have never seen before so your description is very interesting. Love the colours.


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