Common name: Flame vine
Botanical name: Combretum coccineum Family: Combretaceae (rangoon creeper family)
The name Combretum means climbing plant in Latin.
This is a spectacular creeper providing a spring spectacle of
flaming crimson, flowering splendour. Flame vin is a robust,
deciduous climber, sometimes a scrambling shrub. Masses of small
flowers with bright red petals and long stamens occur in panicles.
The oval leaves are 13-60 mm long and 13-50 mm wide.
The Combretaceae are trees, shrubs, and lianas comprising about 20 genera and
|Photographed in New Delhi|