Flame Vine   
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Flame Vine
N Introduced Vine
Photo: Tabish
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 600 species.
Photographed in New Delhi