Colletia paradoxa delightfully lethal


The most lethal of plants which I have fallen out with many times has blown me away with it’s gorgeous colour and highly scented flowers. The Flowers are very sweetly scented, close to the smell of marzipan.  Originally named Colletia Cruciata discovered by Gillies and hook.

Sir William Jackson Hooker’s Father came from Exeter  and was also a collector of unusual plants.  Hooker and Veitch wrote to each other with regards to plant specimens so although not a Veitch specimen it is of the same era.

This striking and unusual plant comes from Brazil and is a member of the Rhamnaceae family

 

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