Common name: Australian Gold Vine, Shower of gold climber, Vining Galphimia, Vining Milkweed
Botanical name: Tristellateia australasiae Family: Malpighiaceae (Barabados cherry family)
Australian Gold Vine is actually a native from Southeast Asia to New Caledonia.
Clusters of bright golden yellow star shaped flowers appear throughout the
year on this compact, small growing vine. It is a vigorous
climber with 6 inch long ovate to lance-shaped, lush green leaves. The yellow
flowers have red stamens and are borne in loose recemes at the end of
branches. Each inflorescence has up to 30 flowers. Fruits are star-like
capsule with wings. When they mature, they become a brownish capsule.
Identification credit: Nandan Kalbag
|Photographed in Jijamata Udyan,